It was just one of dozens of marches held in Canada and around the world, marking the one year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States. Some, though not all, were officially sanctioned by the larger Women's March organization.
"If we're going to sort of change what feminism looks like, its not going to happen because we asked white women to do it", said Mallory in an interview with theGrio.
On the ground, as marchers took to the streets nationwide, the economy was not the prime topic.
"I was here a year ago when they expected 100,000 to 150,000 people and they got 400,000", she said.
"Last year, I was angry", said Denver marcher Anya Chavez, 14, who came with her younger sister and parents.
Organizers want to register 1 million new voters and get more strong advocates for women's rights into office.
"Marching builds a sense of empowerment and hopefully that will carry over to voter registration and a persistent effort to turn this around".
Thousands of people turned out for the rally at Lincoln Memorial and a march from the National Mall to Lafayette Park. U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker were scheduled to speak at the rally, as was Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12, but could not due to the shutdown of the federal government the night before. "We empower them, we support them and we train them to be leaders".More news: United States government shutdown starts as senators keep negotiating
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Davis shared her own experiences to echo the march organisers' sentiment to encourage people to sign up to vote in November's mid-term elections, which could deal a blow to the president.
One thing that hasn't changed, organizers say, is the anger that was on display past year.
Kim Warnke, 40, joined the protests in Chicago and further highlighted the importance of voting.
Until then, we will remain unapologetic about positioning Black women in the women's movement, galvanizing our political power, and challenging any woman who may be ignorant about why it's necessary for all women to fight for "our" issues. "This march isn't our actual work, it's what we do between the marches".
The event commences at 11 a.m. on the steps of Morristown Town Hall, 200 South St., with a welcome address by Elizabeth Meyer, founder of the Women's March on NJ in Trenton last year and this year's co-organizer, as well as Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty. I hope I'm not only defined by my gender though.
Anti-Trump sentiments were prominent among the placards, and so were pro-immigrant messages and those in favour of women's rights, including one reading "Girls just want to have fun-damental rights". "I don't believe this administration is going to do anything good for women", she said. A native of Buenos Aires, she said that the Trump administration is eerily familiar.
"I'm old", Debbie Droke, age 63, of Vienna, Va., told NPR, "I was doing this in the '70s".
Protesters also gathered in other parts of the globe. The Italian actress was one of Harvey Weinstein's first accusers, among several others, who said the Hollywood producer engaged in transgressions ranging from harassment to rape. I see the words rise, equality, protect our lands, written in colorful marker and adorned with illustrations.