Equality March Rally in North County
Start: Saturday, July 15, 2017•11:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 15, 2017•12:00 PM
In conjunction with San Diego Pride Celebration, we are organizing a Equality March Rally in North County. Given the ongoing struggle for transgender students’ rights, an onslaught of legislative proposals that sanction discrimination against LGBT+ communities, and daily attacks on the basic rights and wellbeing of our communities, it is more critical than ever that we stand in solidarity and March with PRIDE.
Our focus will be to stop discrimination for all including the transgender population, the LGBT community, immigrants, people of color and women. Our Congress continually seeks to set forth policies to legalize discrimination against all these groups. We want people to know that our Congressman, Duncan Hunter supports this discrimination and demonstrates it by voting in favor of it every time. Recently, Hunter said this in a Congressional hearing about Transgender people serving in the military: "I couldn't even imagine having to share showers with somebody who was a girl and didn't have the surgery to become a man but kept the girl stuff, and now she's with a bunch of guys or vice versa.". Enough is enough!
Bring your signs - bring your chants . Come ready to make some noise!
Park in the general vicinity of Macaroni's but please don't park adjacent to the restaurant. They had security there patrolling the parking lot because they didn't want their customer's inconvenienced by us. So just be respectful and give them parking space.
Security and Safety
Some right-wing organizations have encouraged their members to infiltrate and disrupt progressive events. While we believe it’s highly unlikely this will happen, we should be prepared! If you notice anyone who claims to be on our side acting substantially out of line, use these tips to help you de-escalate the situation.
- Stay calm and avoid confrontation. Overall, the most important thing is to avoid confrontation, which can be difficult and can be completely misinterpreted. Stay cool, calm, and respectful. Be sure to notify anyone wearing an orange safety vest of ANY problem. We're trained in de-escalation techniques and can defuse the situation and/or contact police.
- Watch your language. Be intentional in using language that is nonviolent and inclusive at all times. Assume anything you say could end up on Fox News.
- It’s okay to ask someone to leave. If you notice a person filming without your consent, or if anyone makes you uncomfortable for any reason, it’s totally fine to ask them to leave the event. If they refuse, ask the rest of the participants to ignore them and not engage with them. Don’t let a disrupter distract the rest of your participants!
- If necessary, engage the authorities to address someone who is continuously disruptive or confrontational.
If you see anyone disrupting or generally misbehaving, take out your camera and start videoing or taking photos, particularly of license plates. The police and mall security are aware of the situation and encourage us to file reports if things get out of hand. They are as concerned for our safety as we are.
In the resistance with you!
*Note: By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposing persons or others. You agree (i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law and (ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities.
*Overpass signs: Please, for safety reasons, do not hang signs over the freeway on the overpass. Indivisible NSDC does not endorse this activity.