Recapping the annual NYC Women's March

By Armana islam and gabriella debenedicts • january 22, 2018 • 6:00 a.m.

This past Saturday, I joined over a thousand people—of every race, religion, gender identity, age and sexuality—united in front of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford for the second annual Women’s March. The nationwide march also took place in Boston, Providence, New York and other major cities, as well as state capitals throughout the country. After attending the march in New York last year, my desire to be surrounded by people fighting for equality was satisfied with the march right here in my home state.

The Connecticut March started in front of the Corning Fountain in Hartford and had the participants march to the Capitol, where the organizers of the march hosted a plethora of speakers, including people in state offices, involved members of various activism groups and more. This year’s march focused on the power of women in the polls and in the office, continuing last year’s message of giving women a voice.