Windsor Law students and members of Women of Colour Legal Alliance of Windsor attended the cross-border Women’s March in Windsor on Thursday, Jan. 17.
A vigil of light and love took place on both sides of the Detroit River in solidarity with women and human rights groups around the world.
In Windsor, hundreds of men and women marched from the Great Canadian Flag to Festival Plaza. Gatherers were encouraged to bring a photo of a woman who has passed away, been deported, imprisoned, gone missing, or even a woman who inspires them every day.
One law student spent two hours writing the names of missing and murdered Indigenous women on her poster.
The marchers’ posters were displayed at the Ron W. Ianni law school building this week.
The Women’s March raises awareness about and advocates for legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.