By Kristen Johnson
It is impossible to capture the beauty of the women’s march today in a few photos, videos, and sentences. I could not stop grinning all day today. It took nearly 3 hours to get to downtown San Diego from East County (which normally takes about 45 minutes on the Trolley). But, that was half the fun – standing up for women’s rights in solidarity with 22,000+ other San Diegans. It was absolutely amazing. The best part was that we did not run into a single heckler or a single non-peaceful protestor. It was all about love and inclusiveness and refusing to accept hate, divisiveness, racism, sexism, misogyny, and bigotry. We stood up for women’s rights as human rights, the environment, healthcare for all, and peace.
The San Diego Trolley was so packed that train after train was packed standing room only, with huge crowds waiting in the stations for more trains to arrive:
The crowd in downtown San Diego marching was 22,000+ strong and was beautifully peaceful and full of energy:
Most importantly, I was able to wear my very special shirt purchased specially for this momentous occasion:
Just a 10-minute look at Facebook and you can see many, many other cities who marched in solidarity with all the marches across the U.S. today:
Thank you ladies across the globe. You are beautiful. You are wonderful. We will not rest until hate ends!
Romans 12:21 (NRSV): Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Serve all with love.