Cincinnati 2020 Women’s March participants rally on stage at Sawyer Point before the march. Facebook photo
United We Stand Cincinnati
In 2017, United We Stand Cincinnati (UWSC) sparked a movement in Cincinnati supporting the fight for justice, human rights, women’s rights and progressive causes.
On Saturday, January 18, that spark continued with the presentation of More than March – Women’s March 2020 held at Sawyer Point Park, 705 E. Pete Rose Way. The march and rally served as a sister march to a number of marches held across the country including Washington, D.C., under the March On umbrella.
The march and rally were presented in two parts; the first featured a few local leaders, community activists and music from MUSE with a one-mile march. Upon returning to Sawyer Point Park after the march, part two featured speakers who included local candidates for public office and other community activists.
Throughout the march and rally, participants could talk to local organizations that had tables at the event and had access to several local food trucks.
United We Stand Cincinnati has held two successful marches in 2017 and 2018. Both marches had more than 14,000 participants.
March organizers said, “While the Women’s March was a one-day event, the movement it sparked has gained momentum, fueled by anti-women legislation, income inequality, and a series of high-profile sexual abuse and harassment cases.
“Thousands of #MeToo stories have flooded social media and traditional media, and we’ve seen dozens of investigations, firings and resignations of powerful men finally facing consequences for their anti-woman behavior.”