This weekend, feminists in Palo Alto, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles rallied for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) at the Feminist Majority’s first annual WALK for EQUALITY events. Feminists across California came out in full force to call for an end to the war on women and the long overdue constitutional equality of women in the United States alongside lawmakers, celebrities and movement leaders.
These photographs from the events in Los Angeles and Palo Alto capture some of the excitement and passion that filled the air at the walks—and inspire us to keep fighting. Now, more than ever, we must continue marching, rallying, striking and walking toward justice. This was just the first step.
Carmen Rios is the Digital Editor at Ms., Managing Editor of Argot Magazine and a Contributing Writer at Everyday Feminism. She’s also the co-host of THE BOSSY SHOW. Previously, she was the Community Director and Feminism Editor for Autostraddle, a Contributor at Mic, Blog Editor at WIYL and a SPARK blogger; her work has also appeared at BuzzFeed, MEL, BITCH and Feministing. She stays very zen in L.A. traffic. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.