For the second year in a row, Saturday (Jan. 20) dozens of Women's March rallies took place across the United States, during which Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, among others, played host to hundreds of thousands of demonstrators coming together to promote women's rights and protest against the current administration.
A handful of celebrities joined in on the protests throughout the country, with several, including Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg and Halsey, among others, each addressing the crowds with passionate words to help bring the movement forward.
"The only way we're going to make a change is if we commit to change. We have to decide that the people who represent us have to represent _all _of us. They can't represent some of us," Goldberg said during her speech in New York City. "We're all human beings and have a right to say, 'This is how I want to be spoken to. I don't want to be spoken to like you own me, like you think you can touch me when I say you cannot.' We are here to say — as women — we're not taking it anymore. It's just not going to happen."
During her time on the podium, Halsey recited a poem, "A Story Like Mine," which references sexual assault, while Viola Davis also spoke on the #MeToo movement during her powerful statement.
Others in attendance at various marches across the U.S. included co-chair and activist Tamika D. Mallory, Common, Cher, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, Yoko Ono, Drew Barrymore, Amber Tamblyn, Patricia Arquette, Piper Perabo, Cameron Diaz, Adele, Alyssa Milano, Scartlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Rosie Perez, Veronica Dunne, Nadina LaSpina and Padma Lakshmi, among others.
Take a look at some highlights from this weekend's Women's March in the posts below.
"When I raise my hand, I am aware of all the women who are still in silence." - Actress Viola Davis references the #MeToo movement during the Women's March in Los Angeles https://t.co/MXbeaVKUFh pic.twitter.com/xPb5vvA4BL— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 20, 2018
"Gender equality can't just exist outside ourselves — it must exist within. We must take responsibility not just for our actions, but for ourselves." - Actress Scarlett Johansson speaks at the Women's March in Los Angeles https://t.co/M5pSNN63YJ pic.twitter.com/iwkHXWLhsX— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 20, 2018
Please retweet.— Women's March (@womensmarch) January 21, 2018
To the thousands of you who took to the streets today: we need your help reaching our goal of getting 1 million people to register to vote in 2018.
Even if you think you're registered, text P2P to RTVOTE (788-683) right now!#WomensMarch2018#PowerToThePolls pic.twitter.com/l01o392qqc