The Women’s March On Austin

The Women’s March On Austin was probably one of the most important things I have ever done in my life. The march was a peaceful  protest to fight for women’s rights. There were so many people fighting with us and it was so inspiring to see them having their voices be heard.

The colors and noises were almost overwhelming. All around me were shouts and signs, women and men, shirts and hats. We weren’t just a crowd of individuals, but one movement coming together to take action. There was the boom of drums and symbols as we flooded the closed-off streets.

I watched the people on the sidewalks cheering us on as we passed them and continued. It was really heartwarming to see them supporting the cause. The organizers of it all were giving everyone stickers so they could count the mass of people swarming through the streets. It was estimated that there would be a turnout of 25,000 people, but there was much more than that. Almost 40,000 came to the march on that Saturday, 40,000 who came for the same reason.

I thought that the march was very well planned out, for there were no troubles of any kind. But there was a deeper meaning to me than just marching. I knew that I was standing up for my rights. I agreed with some of the chants we shouted: ”Women’s rights are human’s rights!”   I believe that everyone should be treated fairly no matter what their skin color, race, or gender is. In my opinion, we are all sharing this Earth, so we should share our rights too.

In school recently we read some of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream speech”, and I thought that it was absolutely wonderful. He proved that some people are treated horribly and there should be something done about it, and I agree with him.

The Women’s March On Austin was truly breathtaking, and I believe that I will remember that day forever.

(Photo: Mike Holp, holpphotography.com)

 

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low”…

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

“I have a dream”

August 1963