Hundreds of people took on the bitter cold and snow to march in support of equality across the nation on Saturday. It's part of a movement that sparked in Seneca Falls.
Freezing temperatures didn't stop crowds from hitting the third annual Women’s March. Due to the government shutdown, the Women's Rights National Historical Park was closed and the event was moved to Trinity Park.
The first women’s rights convention took place in Seneca Falls in 1848, and in recent years, more than 15,000 people have showed up. That history is what has drawn people back to that very place.
Linda Oldendorph traveled all the way from Colorado to take part.
“This is where I all began and that’s why we came. It’s all about my choice, nobody else’s,” said Linda Oldendorph.
Crowds began gather to make their voices heard about policies impacting sexual assault, violence against women, equal pay, LGBTQ+ rights, racism and sexism.
“The last election certainly proved that women’s voices are being heard a lot more because so many more women were elected to national offices, so I think slowly but surely things are getting better,” said Susan Souhan.
Following the march, a feminist festival showcased artisan vendors, food trucks and music.