Hundreds of Calgarians braved the cold January air to march down to city hall on Saturday, for the third annual March On event supporting and rallying for women's rights. The event originally started in 2017 rallying against women’s socio-economic oppression
The march began at noon in front of Bankers Hall on Steven Avenue and ended two hours later in front of city hall.
At city hall guest speakers including comedian Adora Nwofor as grand marshal, sector 12 Indigenous liaison Michelle Robinson, Humaira Falak and Calgary activist Aria Burrell.
“I'm here at the march on Calgary knowing our organizers are explicitly committed to minority representation,” says Burrell.
One of the key topics discussed was intersectional feminism including all women of all backgrounds, with a heavy focus on the injustices against Indigenous women.
The peaceful march ended with the vast majority of people heading back down the same walk they took to city hall.
- By Alexandra Nicholson