Rock Hill Rising evolved out of four women’s experience of the Women’s March – both in DC and in Charlotte. We felt inspired by the magnitude of worldwide participation on January 21, 2017, in taking a stand for women and progressive ideas, and believed it was time to create a space for progressive minds in Rock Hill and York County. What we saw that day was that we are not alone, and what we believe deeply is that this state is not as Red as some would have us believe. Rock Hill Rising is an effort to build community, to normalize being progressive in York County, and to use our energy to create positive change. We are nothing if we do not act, and this is our opportunity to act in community with one another.
Rock Hill Rising is a non-partisan community group of like-minded thinkers committed to taking a stand for those American values we hold dear – the values of integrity, diversity, and equal rights for all. We seek to be a pro-active, positive, inclusive force for social justice, community building, collaboration, and advocacy. We stand with and for those who are marginalized in this current political climate including women, people of color, the LGBTQA community, our immigrant neighbors, and the environment.