Marching for change
January 25, 2019
Cathedral Catholic High School students from the Dons for Life club traveled to Washington D.C. for last Friday’s pro-life March for Life, while other CCHS students stayed local and walked in Saturday’s Women’s March. Both events represent nationwide social justice issues that participants hope to change through marching.
Washington D.C.’s March for Life
Students from Dons For Life, Cathedral Catholic High School’s pro-life group, attended the 46th annual March for Life in Washington D.C. in hopes of persuading government officials to outlaw abortion nationwide. The “pro-life generation” overwhelmed the march with its numbers and passion. The students spread awareness of the human rights issue of abortion on campus through love and understanding.
San Diego’s Women’s March
The streets of downtown San Diego were filled with about 20,000 marchers on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the third annual San Diego Women’s March. Locals, all holding signs, gathered at the Waterfront Park near the County Administration Building on Saturday morning. The event began at 10 a.m. with musical performances and speeches from local leaders. This year’s march, which was themed Truth to Power, was aimed at supporting issues such as women’s rights, civil and disability rights, ending violence, environmental justice immigrant rights, LGBTQIA rights, reproductive rights, and workers’ rights. The march itself began at 12 p.m., following a 1.34 mile route along Harbor Drive, looping up Pacific Highway, and ending at the Waterfront Park. Participants, marching for an array of diverse issues, all possessed hopeful spirits for a future filled with change.