Scenes From Los Alamos ‘Day Without A Woman’

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler speaks to a crowd of some 200 people gathered Wednesday at Ashley Pond Park for the Day Without A Woman! event as part of International Women’s Day. The goal of the rally was to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women continue to face. ‘No doubt many of you are worried about the things that are happening in our country,’ Chandler said. ‘We can all make a difference … Let’s commit to constructive action.’ Photo by John McHale/
Los Alamos women business owners at Wedneday’s rally include Kate O’Donnell, Real Deel Theater Screen Advertising; Renee Romero, Renee’s Hair Salon; Susanne Harrison, Susanne Harrison Arts; Karen Paramanandam, SunPower by Positive Energy Solar; Lesley Harelson, Don’s Plumbing; Sarah Gustafson, Sarah’s Yoga; Dawn Cline, Aspen Copies and Office Supply; Krystal Davidson, Cortex Co; Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post; Diana Stearns, LMFT, Refuge Counseling, LLC; Odalys Fernandez, Bilingual Montessori School; Michelle Holthcamp, Whole Hands Therapeutic Bodywork; Antoinette Garcia, Elegance By Antoinette Hair Salon; Jen Moss, Lobelia Jewelry Designs and Teri Roberts,, software engineer. Photo by John McHale/
Judy Buckingham of Los Alamos holds a photo of her mother, June Haley, who was a riviter in Cheyenne. Wyo. during WWII. Photo by John McHale/
Circle of Grandmother’s Blessing by Tewa Women United. Photo by John McHale/
Radhika, left, and Sydne from the newly formed Feminist Club at Los Alamos High School. One of the goals of the group is to better explain what it means to be a feminist. ‘Feminism is about equality and lifting each other up,’ Sydne said, adding that the group of around 25 is comprised of about half female and half male. Photo by John McHale/
Sara Del Valle, a mathematician working on modeling infectious diseases. We need to stop normalizing gender inequality,’ she said. An immigrant from Mexico, Del Valle pointed to the advantages of diversity. Photo by John McHale/
Scientist Elena Giorgi, organizer of Voices of Los Alamos and organizer of the March for Science – Santa Fe said she hadn’t been paying attention to political trends until the recent Presidential election, but was now determined to speak out. ‘It is said that men have started wars, but women have started revolutions,’ she said. Photo by John McHale/
Women from the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper at Wednesday’s Day Without A Woman rally. From left, Reporter Kirsten Laskey, Columnist Mary Beth Maassen, Publisher/Editor Carol A. Clark and Art Director and Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon. Photo by John McHale/