I attended Vancouver's Rally Against Racism on August 19th, 2017 at Vancouver City Hall. It was hot and summery outside, blue skies and the sounds of news helicopters beat in the distance. I walked around and shot some photos, and listened to the speakers. The Alt-Right protesters did not show up, to my relief. I was nervous about attending the rally with all of the violence happening in the world, but that also made a stronger case for myself to attend. I don't want to be afraid to stand up for equality and what's right in the world, and especially not in my own city.
The speakers were inspiring and came from all different backgrounds and perspectives. The crowd was friendly, people would apologize to me when I bumped into them moving through the crowd. I left feeling inspired and light.