On January 20, 2018 my niece and I participated in the Women’s Day March in San Jose, California. We were both inspired by the diversity and the great number of people who attended the march. People were showing their support for women’s rights, immigrant rights, Muslim American rights, LGBTQ rights, and the rights of all Americans. People were getting into conversations with total strangers about the political issues that they cared about.
After the march and the speeches, my niece and I went to get some boba tea and visit a statue in San jose State that commemorates Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’ raised fists in the 1968 Olympics. I thought it was a good way to honor the activists of the past that paved the way for the activism of today.
Here is a video of the march.