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Knox, Galesburg March for Women’s Day: Photos

On the afternoon of March 8, several of members from the Knox and Galesburg community marched in honor of International Women’s Day. Organized through Indivisible Knox County, Assistant Professors of English Katya Reno and Valerie Billing led the march through downtown Galesburg. The march concluded at the public square, where participants of the march shared their reasons for celebrating and fighting for the rights of women of all identities.

 

Galesburg residents and Knox students march through downtown Galesburg in celebration of International Women’s Day.

 

Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies Magali Roy-Fequiérè gives a brief speech as the march concludes in Galesburg’s public square.

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Katya Reno chants with the group of marchers. Reno was one of the lead organizers of the march through Indivisible Knox County. (Photos by Nadia Spock/TKS)

Nadia Spock
Nadia Spock graduated in 2017, majoring in gender and women’s studies with a minor in journalism.
Prior to transferring to Knox, Nadia was a staff writer for The Daily at the University of Washington, and later joined The Knox Student as Mosaic Editor. She worked as TKS's Managing Editor her senior year. With strong interests in investigative reporting, Nadia received 10th in the nation for 2016 News Story of Year from the Associated College Press. In 2016 Nadia was also awarded First Place Feature Page Design and Second Place News Story from the Illinois College Press Association and the Ida M. Tarbell Memorial Prize for Investigative Reporting from Knox College. In addition to print work, Nadia spent the summer interning with PRI’s The World, a public radio program based in Boston, Massachusetts. Twitter: nadia_spock

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