Year two of Women’s Marches in San Diego and North County were bigger and more organized. This year’s theme in San Diego and nationwide was Hear Our Vote, calling attention to the 2018 midterm elections.
The unspoken theme was intersectionality. After a year of bizarre, mean-spirited, ignorant, sexist, and racist rhetoric nobody needed to be told: Trump and his band of pirates are coming after everybody and everything we hold dear in the name of greed.
While the mood of the crowd at the rally was upbeat and friendly there was no denying the underlying seriousness of the march.
The skies were blustery, and it sprinkled a few times. The speakers part of the program ran close to schedule, security looked confident, and there were no disruptions that I saw along the two-mile march route.
The SDPD estimated the crowd at the downtown rally at 37,000. Organizers felt like it was much bigger. Whatever the numbers were a statement was being made. The crowd at Palomar College was estimated at 4000.
I’m glad I went. Seeing all those sisters and brothers united in their determination was a real mood booster.
There are two galleries. The little arrow thingies on top of the picture work haphazardly; you’re better off just clicking on the pictures themselves to keep things moving. The photos are by Doug Porter & Lisa Joy.