BUFFALO, N.Y. — Winter weather and wild winds did not stop more than 70 local groups from stomping through the snow at Niagara Square for the annual women's march on Sunday.
"We care for people and the planet, so it may be cold, but our souls are on fire," Western New York Peace Center executive director Victoria Ross said, adding, "We have our love to keep us warm."
The event is hosted by the WNY Peace Center each year and features a short march, prefaced by a rally with speakers and music from various local organizations.
The one-and-a-half hour event included speakers discussing topics such as prisoners' rights, indigenous women, racial justice, and gender justice.
"We're standing up for people and the planet, we will defend the sacred, we will stand in truth and love, and against violence," Ross said about the rally's mission.
For more information about future activities hosted by the WNY Peace Center, you can visit their website, wnypeace.org.