On Sunday, Jan. 21, the Louisville Women’s Rally was held at the Muhammad Ali Center. Women and men of all ages gathered to celebrate women and to represent intersectionality. These are photos that highlight the empowered crowd.
While the focus of the rally was to celebrate women, men still showed up in full support of the women’s movement. Photo by Piper Hansen.
Intersectionality was not a word very well known to the audience but it was the word most used by speakers. Photo by Piper Hansen.
“Just because we have different genders doesn’t mean we can’t all support each other,” Emily Slaven (10, HSU) said. Photo by Piper Hansen.
“I saw so many young girls out here today that really inspired me to take action to change our future,” Trevor Harry (11, HSU) said. Photo by Piper Hansen.
“I loved so many of the signs, there were lots of funny ones and tons of really nice artwork too,” India Smith (11, HSU) said. Photo by Piper Hansen.
“My favorite speech was from the woman from Planned Parenthood,” Kate Ledvina (11, YPAS) said. “She didn’t just talk about healthcare and it really embraced the whole intersectionality thing.”
“It was really cool seeing all of the old ladies hold hands during some of the speeches,” Emily Slaven (10, HSU) said. “They’ve been fighting this fight for so long and to see they haven’t given up yet gives me so much hope.” Photo by Piper Hansen.
Speeches given by three high school females got the most crowd attention and a deafening standing ovation. Photo by Piper Hansen.
“I’m just really fed up with having to deal with a President who doesn’t care about the safety of all of his people,” Trevor Harry (11, HSU) said. Photo by Piper Hansen.
Women and men from all walks of life carried signs in the Muhammad Ali Center courtyard. Photo by Piper Hansen.
Intersectionality was a term used repeatedly at the rally; it stands for unity and inclusion. Photo by Piper Hansen.
“It’s so amazing seeing all of these different people gathered here for one purpose,” Caroline Henry (11, HSU) said. Photo by Piper Hansen.
“Seeing so many daughters here just makes me want to fight even harder for future generations,” India Smith (11, HSU) said. Photo by Piper Hansen.
Signs relating to the #MeToo and the Time’s Up Movements dominated the crowd. Photo by Piper Hansen.
To get a better camera angle, two photographers climb on the fountain in the middle of the Muhammad Ali courtyard. Photo by Piper Hansen.