It was a cold morning so we stopped for coffee and waffles at Boots before walking over. We met up with some friends and followed the growing crowd. As we approached the park downtown we could hear someone on a microphone and pretty soon music was playing. I followed the sound and saw the band playing. Soon a speaker got up to get the crowd fired up in chants.
MMIWW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Washington) led the march through downtown. Their banner was held high and hopefully helped spread awareness to their cause. As they walked past, you could see women, men, and young and old of all races and backgrounds were part of the march again this year. Some had signs of empowerment, some of love and inclusion. Others wanted to call attention to some of the injustices occurring in our society. But everyone there wanted to be a part of creating something better…
For more information on Missing and Murdered Indigineous Women, click MMIWW.
This is so great! Definitely feeling the energy of the crowd through your photos and perspective and the wonderful wit and wisdom from these women’s words. (Sorry yes I like alliteration!)