Women's March being held in St. Louis, other cities on Sat.
Nelsy Hubb will join many others at the Women's March on Washington. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -
Right after Donald Trump's inauguration, people around the world are coming together to stand up for equality.
The Women's March on Washington takes place Saturday morning. The event has grown so much, it's spread to other cities all over the world. In St. Louis, more than 8,000 people are expected to come together downtown.
"I remember just being like I wish there was something that I could do because I felt so powerless and helpless," said Nelsy Hubb.
The 27-year old was born in Colombia. She just a baby when she was adopted and moved to St. Louis.
"There's so much going on with racism right now in the country and it's really important to me that we all be treated equal," said Hubb.
Tomorrow morning she's flying to Washington D.C. to join hundreds of thousands of people for the Women's March on Washington.
Hubb said, "I'm excited I'm meeting up with some good friends who are very like-minded and I think it will be a really therapeutic way to start this new adventure."
Sister marches are popping up all over the world, with 1.3 million and counting.
"I would have been on a plane if I could have been since I can't the next best thing is to do it here," said Ellen Alper, the Executive Director of The National Council of Jewish Women. She helped organize the event in St. Louis, but said it's about much more than marching.
"We want to make sure that everyone that comes to that march has an opportunity to pick the issues that are important to them, find the groups that are working on those issues and then take action," said Alper.
They say the goal is make sure these issues are not forgotten in the transition of power.
Hubb said, "It's not over and if we keep having marches and we keep speaking up for ourselves, and we keep supporting one another, no way it's not over."
The Women's March on St. Louis starts at 9 a.m. at Market and 18th. There will be a rally at 10 a.m. at Luther Ely Smith Square followed by an action fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center.
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