SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Hand in hand, women and men honored International Women's Day with a moment of silence on Wednesday, as activist groups united for women and gender equality.
"Women's rights are human rights and what I teach in my gender class is that it doesn't make any sense to apportion resources or allocate resources on the basis of sexual body parts," says march participant Belinda Morrill.
Armed with signs and even flags, women and men say they felt the need to be a part of not only International Women's Day but also A Day Without Women, a movement that puts a spotlight on women's power in the labor force.
"I have a daughter and two granddaughters and what's happening in the world and especially in our country is not conducive to a good future for them and so I'm taking a stand and I'm asking other men to the do the same thing," march participant Bill Bradley tells us.
One of the groups that organized Wednesday's event, Women's March SLO, says this event was spearheaded by the success they had with their Women's March back in January. They say they plan on continuing their momentum with even more events.
"A lot of our direct action comes out spontaneously because there's constant attacks on our communities that we need to speak out about," explains organizer Dawn Addis.
The next Women's March event is on March 13th.