We continue to coordinate event planning details with the local authorities. More information will be made available as we get it. Please keep checking back for updates. For now, here's your #ResistKit to get you started.
An epic, peaceful human rights march.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 ∙ 8am
Gather at Hollywood & Highland, the site of the very first LA Pride Parade in 1970. Hollywood Blvd will be closed between La Brea and Highland. After an opening ceremony, we will march together to West Hollywood where we’ll hold an epic rally, and then party with Pride!
Meeting a group? Pick a spot to meet your friends that will be easily found and recognized by you all. For example, between Sycamore Ave and Highland, in front of Starbucks, on top of Britney Spear's star, outside of Zara, John Wayne's hand prints... you get the idea!
**DO NOT PLAN TO GATHER ON OR NEAR EL CERRITO & LA BREA!!!**
**EL CERRITO WILL BE COMPLETELY CLOSED FOR PRODUCTION VEHICLES**
**LA BREA INTERSECTION WITH HOLLYWOOD BLVD WILL BE CLOSED FOR PUBLIC ACCESS**
Who's invited to march with us? Anyone who believes America’s strength is its diversity! People just like you who care about human and civil rights! Invite your friends, your family, everyone!
PREPARING FOR #RESISTMARCH
Here are a few things you can do to get ready:
HOST A SIGN MAKING PARTY. Come on, who doesn't love a reason to go to a party?! And who doesn't love the idea of being the person with the catchiest slogan and coolest sign that appears on national TV?
The cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood have been very accommodating and they welcome our right to freedom of expression. However, for your own safety and the safety of others, anything that could potentially be used as a weapon is prohibited and could result in a misdemeanor citation.
You should not use metal sticks of any kind, and if you choose to mount your sign on a wooden stick, it must adhere to certain size restrictions. Rectangular wooden sticks cannot be thicker than one-fourth inch or wider than two inches (think about those wooden rulers we used to have in elementary school). If you decide to use a square wooden stick instead of a rectangular one, it cannot be not more than three-quarters inch at its thickest point (that's basically the same width as a penny).
Instead of mounting your sign on metal or wood sticks, consider alternatives. You could glue together 4-5 thin strips of foam core board, or you could use one of those hollow cardboard tubes that wrapping paper is sold on, or you could just put your witty protest message on a piece of sturdy thick poster board or foam core so you don't even need the stick!
CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE PICTURE TO SUPPORT #RESISTMARCH. CLICK HERE.
OVERSHARE ABOUT #RESISTMARCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA. CLICK HERE for social media resources.
Snap Chat Look for Snap filters in and around Hollywood and West Hollywood on the day.
Hashtags #ResistMarch #Resist #IResist #WeResist #TogetherWeAreStronger
LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING! Help us plan for Sunday June 11 by registering below:
Gather at Hollywood & Highland to experience the opening ceremony. From there, we will march to West Hollywood in what could be the largest LGBTQ march in LA History!
Once we make it to West Hollywood, #ResistMarch will host a epic rally where community and national leaders will speak about why it's more important than ever be unified to change the direction of our country.
And because wherever the LGBTQ+ community gathers we have a good time, so after the rally we will PARTY with Pride!
There will be no set order of marchers or marching groups. Remember this isn't the usual LA Pride parade: there are no floats and there is no order in which groups set off. So if you want to be near the front, come early!
WHAT TO BRING
- Water Bottle (there will be water stations along the route to refill)
- SIGNS and FLAGS! (but please nothing that could potentially be used as a weapon. See above for more guidance.)
- Charged phone and battery pack so you can OVERSHARE on social media (see above)
- Friends, Family, Kids
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
- Large bags
- The kitchen sink
ADA / ASL, LESS-ABLED, SENIORS
- An ASL interpreter will be both stages at the start and end of the march.
- A special seating area will be set up in front and to the side of both stages for the less-abled and elderly.
- There will be ADA restrooms along Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, along the course, and on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.
- Hollywood: recommended drop off for ADA disability vehicles is on Hawthorne at Sycamore, south of Hollywood Blvd. It is a short walk up Sycamore Ave to Hollywood Blvd. The ADA/ASL area will be on the south side of Hollywood Blvd, west of Sycamore Ave next to the Press area, very near the stage.
- West Hollywood: recommended drop off for ADA disability vehicles is on Melrose Ave between Almont and San Vicente Blvd. This is the closest access to the ADA/ASL viewing area which is located at Santa Monica Blvd and Almont.
AFTER... PARTY @ LA PRIDE!
Pride is ON! The LA Pride festival is open as normal so after the march and rally, c'mon in for the fun inside.
LOCATION West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Inspired to affect change? BE THE CHANGE!
Wanna look hot AND socially engaged in a super slick #ResistMarch t-shirt, tank, baseball cap or wristband? Get your official merchandise at:
Block Party 8853 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHo, CA 90069
LASC 8592 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHo, CA 90069
#ResistMarch is a peaceful demonstration and we ask that you observe the principles of non-violence. Local public safety agencies have been involved in the planning of the event and we will have legal observers at the march. We ask that you not engage counter protesters, if there are any. When they go low, we go high.
LEGAL HOTLINE NUMBER - (323) 710-4374
Legal Observers will be present at the march. They are typically, but not exclusively, law students, legal workers and lawyers. All Legal Observers for the march are trained and directed by the National Lawyers Guild.
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