I have never been terribly political, but this election cycle has made me think harder about getting more involved with the issues that are important to me. I was extremely excited to find out that San Jose was hosting its own Women’s March this January in order to express our desire for change and bring light to human rights issues.
Some my favorite signs at the march.
We began the march at San Jose’s City Hall and continued down 4th Street to Paseo de San Antonio to Cesar Chavez Plaza. My crew and I got ahead of the march and grabbed coffees along the route, joining up as again as the crowds passed by. I was impressed by the sheer volume of people, the passion with which they all marched and the energy they inspired. The “Raging Grannies” sang to open up the rally, followed by speeches from Mayor Sam Liccardo, among others. These speeched invigorated the crowd and gave us hope for the future.
I’m not sure what the future holds for us in the coming years, but the power of events like the Women’s March are amazing and serve as reminders that all of us need to do our part to institute the change we want to see.