An estimated 600,000 people converged in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday Jan. 20, to take part in the second annual Women's March L.A., one of dozens of similar protests held around the world.
Demonstrators took to the streets and showed the power of their collective voices. This march with a purpose, was a mass awakening of voices that sent a message of solidarity and hope.
The march, which started in Pershing Square, saw a wide variety of priorities being advocated, including women's rights, environmental protection, access to health care, criminal justice reform, voting rights, immigration, and LGBTQ rights.
Remarkable speeches from celebrities like Eva Longoria and state officials, witty signs, and bright pink hats were in full force, but also felt all throughout the day was the feeling of female empowerment, the feeling and notion that together, we can accomplish anything.
The Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation and United Way of Greater Los Angeles partnered together to bring awareness to social change. In support, United Way’s Women United affinity group hosted a breakfast prior to the march that served as a convening for like-minded women from across L.A. County. Attendees, including two-time Academy Award nominated actress Mary McDonell and NAACP Image Award-winning author Dr. Tererai Trent, also took part in championing the march's message of inclusion and change.
Learn more about Women United here.