Tapping their u'usaga sticks used in playing their native game called toka, Tohono O'odham women begin the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. Toka is a game only Tohono O'odham play. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Moments from the 2019 Tucson Women's March taken by Arizona Daily Star Photographer A.E. Araiza.

Thousands of Tucsonans took to the streets of downtown, Sunday, Jan. 20, as part of the march.

Holding their u'usaga sticks used in playing their native game called toka, Tohono O'odham women wait to begin the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. Toka is a game only Tohono O'odham play. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Tohono O'odham poet Ofelia Zepeda welcomes the participants during the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Thousands walk carrying a variety of signs during the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Women, men and children listen to the speakers during the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Bonnie Dombrowski and Fran Donnellan look over an assortment of protest signs they could take with them before the start of the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

After having a problem deciding which protest sign she wanted to carry, Kathryn Pelligrini carries several attached to her umbrella during the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Wearing a face painting showing both genders are equal, Caroline Sorenson, a woman from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikawa Nation in North Dakota, waits for the event to begin at the start of the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women lead the thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

A proud mother carries a sign during the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Kai Johnson, 4, stands in front of her mother, Raechel Junqueiro as they listen to speakers while at the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.

Women, men and children listen to the speakers during the 2019 Tucson Women's March. Tohono O'odham women led thousands of people on a march that took them through the downtown area. The mission of the march, a women-led movement providing education on a number of issues, was to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create change.