Hundreds of people braved the rain and cold to take part in the Redding women's march Saturday morning.
The march began at city hall with a speech from former congressional candidate Audrey Denney and several others who touched on topics like acceptance, compassion and overcoming hate.
“Hate multiplies hate and adds more darkness into a night already devoid of stars,” Denney said quoting Martin Luther King Jr. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that.”
That message struck a chord with march participant Christina Tissot.
“There's a lot of hate,” Christina Tissot said. “There's a lot of marginalizing, disrespecting people who are of color and the underprivileged. And it's important to not do that and to be compassionate and kind to all.”
From city hall, participants made the nearly 1.5 mile march along Cypress Avenue, down to Hartnell Avenue and back.
Organizers estimate about 300 people turned out to participate in this year's march.