Annual women's march well attended

Participants in the third annual Women's March take to the streets of Alamosa on Saturday under a blue sky but cold temperatures. About 150 people participated in the march, which ended at Adams State University with speeches, informational booths and coffee and hot chocolate./ Courtesy photos

ALAMOSA — Promoting rights, freedom and justice, the third annual Women’s March took place in Alamosa on Saturday with about 150 marchers under a blue sky, but with cool temperatures and some icy spots along the route.

Coffee and hot chocolate warmed the marchers as they entered McDaniel Hall where they were welcomed by Dr. Cheryl Lovell, president of Adams State University. Patricia Eagle moderated the program, which included inspirational speakers with topics ranging from women in government (Gigi Dennis) to healthcare (Beth Kinney), immigration (Carmen Stevens), concerns of a family on furlough (Maggie Bailey Seebach) and LGBTQIA+ issues (Rain Nissen-Reilly).

Music was provided by the Crestone Songbirds and Rhonda Schoenecker. The event was blessed with a chant by Jessica Chacon and her daughter, Isabella.

Trudi Kretsinger entertained all with a story about a famous (or infamous) female wrestler in the 1940’s.

Informational tables were located outside of the auditorium and included representation from Valley-Wide Health, SLV Health, Behavioral Health, Planned Parenthood, TuCasa, Immigrant Resource Center, League of Women Voters, ASU’s Spanish Club and ASU PRIDE.