We are devastated by the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, June 12th during its Latinx Night. As Pride month continues, we are thinking of our Queer, Trans, Muslim, and POC family.
We will join the Chelsea Manning contingent in the San Francisco Pride Parade, the largest LGBTQ gathering in the nation. We will not let fear and hate win! The Parade kicks off at 10:30am on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Market & Beale and ends at Market & 8th, near the Civic Center. This year’s SF Pride Celebration theme is FOR RACIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE.
The exact meeting location of the Chelsea Manning Contingent will be assigned in mid-June and communicated out to participants.
Contingent Monitor/Wheel Monitor volunteers needed! We encourage CODEPINK participants to help with preparation of the contingent. Monitors are needed to walk with the contingent along the Parade acting as chaperones. All monitors must attend an online 10-minute training. If you are available to be a monitor please send an email.
March for our heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning and show your support for Chelsea, whistleblowers, and government transparency. In 2013, the contingent was awarded the parade's highest honor, “The Absolutely Fabulous Overall Contingent”. The contingent was the largest non-corporate group with well over 1,000 people! In 2014, Chelsea Manning was even honored as an official Parade Grand Marshal!
Organized by the Chelsea Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist, with the support of Bay Area organizations: Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, War Resisters League-West, CODEPINK-SF, World Can’t Wait-SF, OccupySF Action Council, ANSWER Coalition, Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party, Socialist Action, VeteranArtists.org, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and others.
In justice and equality!
Nancy and CODEPINK-SF