Thousands participated in the Women’s March on Asheville today, in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. According to the event’s Facebook page, its goal was for “community members [to] march peacefully to show our new administration that we stand with our families and friends for the protection of our rights, safety and health.”
A number of individuals spoke at the march, including: Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer; director of philanthropy in Western North Carolina for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic Nikki Harris; the Rev. Deacon Glenda McDowell; Buncombe County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara; and Angelica Wind, executive director of Our VOICE.
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Photos of the event’s speakers, by Jeffrey DeCristofaro: