The Kalamazoo Women March On event is back on , and this year they aim to gather people of all backgrounds to stand in solidarity against, “forces of inequality, injustice and intolerance in all its forms.” The event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with a non-stop march from Bronson Park to the city’s Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park, and then back to Bronson Park. Once the marchers return to Bronson Park, a group of speakers, including members of the LGBTQ, black and Jewish community, along with many Kalamazoo youth will be giving speaches to the crowd, according to MLive.

Democrat Alberta Griffin is one of the lead organizers of the march and feel happy she can do her part to try and make a difference in her own community: "To be able to bring a voice to women of color in this community that want to be heard and seen and also have a seat at the table in these marches was really important to me."