Peaceful events in SF this weekend: We can strong stand against racism AND stay safe

Peaceful events in support of diversity and equality are sprouting up in San Francisco in response to white supremacists coming to our city and holding a rally at Crissy Field. We are posting them here as we learn of them. You can take a stand against racism without having to face down white supremacists and put yourself in harm’s way. Let’s all make a strong stand and stay safe.

FRI – Noon-1:30, Polk St Steps, City Hall

San Francisco United Against Hate Rally. Community leaders, faith-based representatives, and local labor members will gather on the steps of City Hall to celebrate our values of compassion, love and inclusiveness. All who want to speak out against hateful, racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic rhetoric and violent demonstrations are invited to attend this peaceful rally to stand up against hate in our City. Planned by Mayor Lee’s office.

FRI – 5:30-9, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St

Interfaith Gathering Against Hate for the entire San Francisco Jewish and interfaith community, in response to the hate groups gathering on Sat at Crissy Field. This is not a reaction, not a confrontation, but a response of love, community, and diversity. Hosted in collaboration with the JCRC of SF, the San Francisco Interfaith Council, the Jewish Community Center of SF & the SF-based Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

FRI – 6:30-8:30pm, Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny St

Antiracism vigil hosted by No More Exclusion. Program and candlelight vigil in solidarity with those who protested against white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va.

FRI – 7pm, Crissy Field East Beach

Anti-Hate Digital Light Vigil, hosted by Gays Without Borders, an organization committed to protecting the human rights of LGBTQI folks everywhere.  Real candles not allowed. Please bring battery operated candles, flashlights, cell phone flashlights, cell phone apps that look like candles, glow sticks, anything that lights up but isn’t fire. A grassroots community gathering designed to preemptively use this public land the night before the hate rally at the same location, show solidarity with all who oppose the Trump agenda.

SAT – 11-3, Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

The Cutest Lil’ Counter Protest – A peaceful protest is for families and kids, to smother hate with as much love and cuteness as possible.

SAT – Noon, Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market

Come Together March for Equality: March and rally in reaction to events in Charlottesville, Va., and to promote diversity and inclusion. Hosted by Juanita More and The Women’s March. Starts with a noon rally at Harvey Milk Plaza/Castro, followed by a march down Market Street to Civic Center. Open to everyone who believes in diversity, inclusivity, and the power of a free and equal democracy.

SAT –  Noon, Dolores Park

LovedUp Mobile Dance Rally.  Dance it out for about an hour at Dolores Park, then walk to join the Come Together group as they march to Civic Center to join the party in progress there. Dress in your amazing colorful best, BRING AN FM RADIO-playing boom box and tune into our FM signal. The more boomboxes the more music, the more counter-rally goodness. We’re talking a thousand or so happy people, with a sound system in everyone’s hands.

SAT – Noon-5, Civic Center

Peace, Music and Laughter with bands and comedians, described in this SFGate article.  Produced by Dawn Holliday and Audrey Joseph for the benefit of our community to celebrate an action against neo-nazis and white nationalists. Some of the acts will be Malo, Michael Franti, Marga Gomez, Brothers Comatose, DJ Brian Kent, BeBe Sweetbriar, Momma’s Boyz AND MC Ron Owens from KGO radio with comments by Kate Kendell and more to come.

SAT – 1pm, Ocean Beach (near Balboa)

World Record for Sand Angels –  A safe non-violent counter protest and attempt to break the Guinness world record of simultaneous mass sand angels of 1,387.

SAT – 2pm, Ocean Beach Stairwells 2-6 

Create a 100 foot Heart-Shaped Human Banner organized by Together We Will SF Bay Area. Wear red or pink if you can, but if you don’t have it don’t let that stop you from coming out! A helicopter will arrive to take photos at 3:30!


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