Capital Police estimate that more than 10,000 people gathered in Hartford on Saturday. Among them were several UCC clergy including Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi. Many marched from Bushnell Park, calling for change as they walked, and effectively closing nearby streets for nearly an hour as they neared the capital. Over a dozen speakers addressed the crowd covering the back lawn of the state capital.
News outlets reported thousands of similar events around the globe on Saturday, including reports of half a million gathering in Los Angeles, and over 300,000 in Chicago.
Here in Hartford, Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer, Associate Pastor for Youth and Mission at Newtown Congregational Church, UCC, attended for the second year.
"The 2018 Women’s March helped me to remember that like the Triune God and our own worshipping communities, we are so much stronger together than we could ever be on our own," said Provost Switzer.
You can read her entire reflection on the event here.
Visit the CTUCC Flickr Page to see more photos of the event.
Drew Page is a member of the Conference's Proclamation, Identity, and Communications Team. He writes for the CTUCC news outlets, edits text and video, and is frequently behind a camera at Conference events. Drew has been a counselor, summer staff ...