On Jan. 19, people from all around the county gathered in downtown Santa Rosa to take part in Women’s March Santa Rosa. The event, which stands independent from Women’s March Global, consisted of a march around Fourth Street, people form local organizations tabling and various speakers from around the county. Multiple event speakers spoke out in favor of inclusivity and acceptance of all people, regardless of opposing views.
Jennifer Lyson-Soza of Monte Rio spent the hours leading up to the march waving a pride flag around.
Kym Trippsmith traveled from Occidental with an “amazonian woman” flag. According to Trippsmith, the Women’s March goes beyond everyday politics.
"This is not just a fight against Trump,” she said. “We stand up now and women are going to have to take back our world.”
Carolyn Young traveled from Forestville to be at Women’s March Santa Rosa. She spent the morning of the event making a sign, which, after multiple additions, was so heavy that she had to rest it on a sidewalk post.
Jenny Matheson of Sebastopol attended the march, two signs in hand.