Community members gathered at Shemanski Park and marched through the streets of Portland, chanting against the use of GMOs during the 2015 Monsanto March PDX on May 23, 2015.
Those in attendance included The Raging Grannies, a Portland-based social activist group of grandmothers.
According to the group’s Facebook page, the event’s theme was “Food for Justice, the Intersections of Social and Environmental Justice around Food Security,” and included guest speakers such as Edward Hill of Groundwork Portland, Robyn Gottlieb of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and Teressa Raiford from Don’t Shoot Portland.
The march began at Shemanski Park, near Portland State University in downtown Portland, and winded through the streets of downtown, as marchers chanted against the use of genetically-modified organisms. The march was peaceful and escorted by the Portland Police Department.
The event is held annually in various cities across the country. Some of the larger marches include cities such as New York City, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles.