Since 2017, the Women’s March on Washington has united women in America to advocate for rights and raise awareness of issues affecting women. This year, I was fortunate enough to attend the Women’s March on Washington – Pittsburgh “Building Bridges Stronger than Hate”.
Rather than being inspirational or morale boosting, today’s speeches were informative and they were calls to action. Each speaker emphasized how much work must to be done every day of the year from volunteering to engaging in uncomfortable conversations with people who are different from you or disagree with you. They were reminders to listen to the stories of marginalized groups and to get involved with community organizations.
From the killing of Antwon Rose, a 17 year old high school student by a police officer to the Tree of Life massacre by a white supremacist, 2018 was a difficult year for the communities of Pittsburgh. The Women’s March not only provided a platform for women but also for other marginalized groups.
Here are the videos I was able to take of some of the speeches: