The Daily Gamecock

Voices from Columbia's Women's Rally


Thousands of people gathered inside Music Farm on Saturday morning to participate in the Women's March on Columbia. The concert venue eventually reached capacity and event participants overflowed onto Senate Street. Hundreds of men, women and children also met on the Statehouse steps despite the inclement weather. This event was a demonstration of support for the Women's March on Washington D.C., and over 600 other sister marches took place across the globe. They aimed to raise awareness of a variety of issues ranging from LGBTQ rights to immigration reform. The marches served as a call to action for individuals to become involved in political activism in their community.

Here are some of the things attendees had to say about the Columbia march and its message:

“I think it's important to have our voices heard. I think it is a very important message and it's a way to show that we are not a minority." 

— Isabel Fox, fourth-year international studies and history student at the University of South Carolina

"We must do our part in producing a just society. Silence is not an option and that's why I come and stand with you today.”

— Dr. Will Moreau Goins, chair of the Interfaith Partners of South Carolina