Support the Community and let your Voice be heard! Jaguar Press, in conjungtion with Citizens United for a Sustainable Peace are holding a community rally to support gay rights, sustainable peace, and to show solidarity in Long Beach as the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) rolls through town. Facebook event here: Not in my Town.
Friday, February 19th, 6 p.m.
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd., LB, CA 90802
We will meet at the Performing Arts Center and then walk over together to the protest area.
The WBC are notorious fundamentalists whose reactionary campaign has perpetually targeted alternative sexualities and peace through equality. They preach their fatalistic view of humanity through hateful messages and demonstrations and now they’re coming to Long Beach–Not in my Town! They will be protesting at the LB Convention Center starting at 7 p.m. and we will be there to meet them. We will sheild the surrounding community by completely encircling their protest and cutting off the hate at the source.
Bring out your signs, art, glow-in-the-dark/light-up things, and voices to form a ring around the WBC protestors. We want to show them that we support love, equality, and unity, so we want to emphasized the non-violent nature of this rally. There are still numerous laws on the books that regulate the way two people can love eachother and Prop. 8 hasn’t been repealed yet. We are organizing to support (free) love–the only cure for hate.
Emphasize love and not hate with your signs, don’t be afraid to be funny, WBC won’t get the joke, but the rest of the public will be able to feel the hope we all have for a sustainable future. For those of you with transportation, WBC will be protesting at the Jewish Community Center on Willow, Wilson High School on 7th, and the Beth Shalom Synagogue on Elm throughout the day, ending at the Convention Center.
Bring your friends and carpool. Se hable español.