Christopher Street West, the nonprofit behind LA Pride has announced a solidarity protest march in response to racial injustice, systemic racism, and all forms of oppression.
The protest will be on Sunday, June 14th, 2020 at 10am PT in Hollywood, CA. It will be on Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave.
Although all Pride events had been cancelled due to COVID-19, the CSW Board of Directors voted on June 1, 2020 to assemble a protest in solidarity with the Black community near the site where the first ever permitted Pride Parade took place, which is Hollywood and Highland. The protesters will march to West Hollywood and end at the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica Boulevards.
“Fifty years ago Christopher Street West took to the streets of Hollywood Blvd in order to peacefully protest against police brutality and oppression,” said Estevan Montemayor, President of CSW Board of Directors. “It is our moral imperative to honor the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who bravely led the Stonewall uprising, by standing in solidarity with the Black community against systemic racism and joining the fight for meaningful and long-lasting reform.”
The California Department of Public Health recommends that participants engaging in the march should wear face coverings at all times.
Visit lapride.org for more information.