Women's March LA - Jan 21
On Saturday, January 21st women and men committed to the shared values of love, justice and compassion will take to the streets in a nationwide demonstration of solidarity and sacred resistance. St. A's will be marching with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles as part of that witness.
Join our priests, fellow parishioners and friends as we walk in support of our baptismal promise to respect the dignity of every human being and strive for peace and justice. We will boldly proclaim the message of God's love for all, in the same way we do each year at Gay Pride.
You can join us downtown or travel from Santa Monica via the Expo line with some of the St. A's group. LAPD is anticipating over 100,000 people and will be shutting down streets around Pershing Square: they strongly recommend taking public transit.
Diocesan team meeting location
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles group is gathering downtown at the corner of 6th & Olive, on the edge of Pershing Square. Look for Episcopal flags and signs. Join us by 9:30am if you want to walk together.
Travel downtown with St. A's
Meet Rev. Katie at the 7:45 am at the Metro Expo line Downtown Santa Monica station (4th and Colorado). We plan on boarding the 8:00 train. We will disembark in downtown LA at 7th St/Metro Center, walk 4 blocks to Pershing Square and meet the Diocesan group.
Travel on your own
Details on Expo line, Orange line & Red line stations and parking are at the bottom of the email. Parking may be limited so consider ubering to/from the station or carpooling. Also consider getting a one-day pass TAP card ($7.00) ahead of time to save time early Saturday morning and avoid the lines when returning. Or you can reload a TAP card online at taptogo.net. Round trip is $3.50.
Any questions - email Charlene Huang
9 am - Rally in Pershing Square
10am - Walk to City Hall
11am - Rally at City Hall
Afterwards - Festival on Broadway between Third and Sixth streets.
Things to Bring:
Fully charged cell phone
Water (there may not be enough available on site)
Toilet paper (they may run out)
Bring a poster - We will have some "God Loves All" signs. Posters are permissible on the Metro as long as they do not obstruct other passengers/turnstiles etc.)
Do not bring
Pets (only official service animals allowed)
Things to do
Listen to police/event marshals
Stick with a buddy or group like us!
Don't engage with any opposition
Always be non-violent
Sing/Chant/make your voice heard
Latest Weather forecast
20% chance of showers before 10am.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60
Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph
About the Women's March/LA - from their website:
The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity. We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
"OUR MISSION: In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all."
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