Thursday, May 28, 2009



Equality March ~ Sat May 30th

from Selma, CA to Fresno, CA

Leaders from the Civil Rights Movement, the United Farm Workers Movement and the Gay Rights Movement will March from Selma, CA to Fresno, CA in a symbolic sign of respect to the social movements before us.

This 14.5 mile march will take 5 hours and will arrive after the MITM rally has started, where rally participants will be anxiously awaiting the march arrivals.

6:30 a.m.
Meet at the Q Street lot, behind Fresno City Hall (map), for individual, organizational and media check-in for transportation services to the Selma to Fresno March starting point - please, RSVP for the march in advance, in the notes section of the RSVP, so we know to anticipate your arrival.

7:15 a.m.

Leave Fresno City Hall for Selma 
Kick-off location at Front St. & Whitson St. (between Highland & Floral) on N. Golden State HWY in Selma (behind Rite-Aid) map

7:50 a.m.

Welcome & Kick-off for Equality March

March speakers include:
Anne-Marie Williams - Jordan/Rustin Coalition
Nii-Quartelai Quartey - Courage Campaign
Javier C. Angulo - HONOR PAC
Yardenna Aaron - Here to Stay Coalition
Andrea Shorter - EQCA & And Marriage For All

8:00 a.m.
Equality March leaves for Fresno

Around 10:30 a.m.
March participants arrive at E. Central Avenue and N. Golden State HWY map

Around 12:00 p.m.
March participants arrive at Railroad Avenue and Van Ness Avenuemap

Same-sex couples married in Fresno County, and those wanting to join the March for the final 2.5 miles to Fresno's City Hall, will meet at this location.

March will be held:
Saturday May 30th, 2009

If your organization would like to send a representative to march in these efforts, please RSVP by filling out our Contact Form - we would like to have one representative from each endorsing and collaborating partner.

About the Selma March

This march pays a symbolic sign of respect to the social movements before us. If your group would like to be represented in this march - please, email us your organization's name and we will send details about check-in needs, when and where to be on that FIRST Saturday AFTER the Prop 8 verdicts, etc. This march is the morning kick-off for the Meet in the Middle for Equality event.

The march will arrive at Fresno's City Hall at aproximately 1pm - the start time of the Meet in the Middle Rally. We are asking that unless you REALLY have the desire to march, that only 1 representative from your organization be present. We have been advised by the UFW's March Organizers that the more people we have, the longer the march will take. We will be escorted by CA Highway Patrol on Northbond Golden State Highway.

People who arrive early, and want to meet us at the Railroad Avenue and Van Ness Avenue intersection at the "Welcome to Fresno" sign, should feel free to join us for the last hour of the march in to Fresno. But, please be aware that your car will be 2.5 miles away from City Hall, after the conclusion of the rally, unless you have made previous plans.

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