Photos by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media
More than 100,000 women, men and children of all races, creeds and colors ascended on Denver’s Civic Center Park Saturday January 21, joining millions of others around the world to voice their concerns over the incoming President’s administration and what it will mean for them, their children, their country and the world.
From the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to the steps of the Denver City & County Building and throughout the downtown area crowds gathered in solidarity supporting women’s rights, human rights, civil rights and climate change. The messages to President Trump were load and clear as the roar of the crowd could be heard for several blocks surrounding Civic Center Park. Thousands of signs with a variety of messages including “Trump Makes America Hate Again” were everywhere.
Speakers included House Speaker Cristana Duran, as well as Irene Auilar, Nicoloe Garcia, Sara Gita Flores. Juana Bordas and Sister Alica Cuaron were also recognized during the day long event.
Organizers issued the following the statement:
This march & rally is NOT a protest, but a message to the incoming administration and nation, that as a concerned group we will be hyper-vigilant in protecting the existing rights of marginalized communities. We also will take protective measures against any new legislation intended to diminish our personal and professional freedoms and quality of life. Please read our mission statement below, for more information.
The Women’s March on Denver Mission Statement
On January 21, 2017, we will stand together to tell the nation and the new administration that:
1) All women shall maintain the freedom and lawful protection to choose what is best for them as it concerns their biological and reproductive health.
2) The diverse and vibrant communities of the USA shall be protected from political factions that would seek to inhibit their expression and existence by implementing legal restrictions on personal freedoms. These communities are the fabric of our great country and shall not be torn by hateful, divisive and racist rhetoric or actions.
3) All people, regardless of gender, gender identification, ethnicity, racial heritage, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation and/or socioeconomic status shall be treated equally and equitably, with respect, dignity and justice for all.
Please join us on SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st at Civic Center Park at 9:00am to march together in the name of justice and equality. Our voices and presence will and must be heard and seen to:
* ADVOCATE for and defend the most marginalized members of our society,
* CONNECT with like-minded individuals and organizations within local Colorado communities,
* SERVE as a model for peaceful demonstrations for young women and men, boys and girls, who will be our future leaders,
* HONOR the women and men who have come before us and fought for human and women’s rights.