The women’s march in Richmond, celebrating the one year anniversary of the single largest protest in US history was a magnificent event where thousands of women and their allies came together to support equality. Amongst the cheers, chants, and camaraderie was a determined effort to ensure that the ideas formed one year ago would be translated into local grassroots action. The progressive sweep of the state-wide elections last November, which ushered in an unprecedented number of women delegates, has its roots in this very movement. The impact of which was on full display yesterday as politicians (including Governor Northam), candidates, organizations, and everyday citizen activists marched in support of one another through the streets of Carytown. With an estimated 2,000 people in attendance, along with thousands of others in cities throughout the Commonwealth; Virginia joined the ranks of millions of women who rallied yesterday across the globe to end bigotry, hate, and inequality.
RVA Mag was on the street yesterday taking the pulse of the rally in the River City. Here are some of our best photos from the Women’s March RVA:
Photos by Branden Wilson (BW), Allison MacEwen (AM), Malik Hall (MH), and Landon Shroder (LS)