“Come for any of us – black, brown, women, Jewish, Trans, LGB – and you will be met by all of us. United. Together.”
It what is becoming a united front against hate and racism in America, several cities have organized rallies in protest of the violent and deadly white supremacist march that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend.
On Sunday, August 20, San Diegans will gather in Hillcrest for the United Intersections of Justice Rally against Hate.
Details of the gathering were released today in which organizers say this is a peaceful event meant to join all people together and to hear local leaders share in "calls to action."
Here are the details of the event as put forth in a press release issued today:
The San Diego LGBT Community Center, San Diego LGBT Pride, and other social justice partners invite the community to come together on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 4-5 pm for a United Intersections of Justice Rally Against Hate (Against Anti-Semitism. Against Racism, Against Homophobia; Against Transphobia; Against Islamaphobia; Against Sexism) at the Hillcrest Pride Flag on Normal Street.
The purpose of the rally is to gather in community in response to the wave of white supremacist, neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT statements occurring nationally, post-Charlottesville. This non-violent Rally Against Hate is planned to be equal parts solidarity and action, offering a visible demonstration of intersectional movements and leaders standing against violence and hate and the rhetoric that fuels both.
At the rally, participants will be invited to stand in community united against hate, and hear from inspiring leaders who will share calls to action. After a brief program, community members will be invited to take action and visit tables of local community organizations to learn about their work, to get involved, to register to vote, to learn how to host "Stay woke" house parties, to call on and communicate with elected officials locally and nationally, plus more
We invite the community to join us to stand together to say “Come for any of us – black, brown, women, Jewish, Trans, LGB – and you will be met by all of us. United. Together.”
There will also be venues set up in which community members can learn more about getting involved in local activism events, register to vote or host a "stay woke" house party. Guidance will also be available on how to get in contact with politicians and other leaders to ensure change can be made.
United Intersections of Justice Rally Against Hate is on Sunday, August, 20 from 4 pm to 5 pm at Hillcrest Pride Flag on University and Normal Street in Hillcrest.
The CenterThe San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, Inc. (The Center) is the nation's second oldest and one of the nation's largest LGBT community centers. Functioning as the San Diego LGBT community's anchor organization since 1972, The Center is led by a 16-member board of directors, employs over 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1200 community volunteers to achieve its twin goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The Center provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latin@ community members and their families, transgender community members and their families, and those living with HIV. Last year, The Center provided more than 65,000 service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more.
San Diego LGBT PrideFormed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, San Diego LGBT Pride produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York's Christopher Street. San Diego Pride incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1994, and today it continues to bring together the skills, talents and vision of our diverse community through numerous programs.