Time: Friday March 26, 2021, 12pm-1pm
Place: San Rafael Courthouse Plaza (1000 4th St, San Rafael; the courtyard next to Arizmandi Bakery)
Organized and sponsored by Asian American Alliance of Marin (AAAM), Women’s Rights and Peace of Bay Area (WRAPBA), Vietnamese Association of Marin, Multicultural Center of Marin, Marin Nakayoshi Club, Korean School of Marin County, Korean Presbyterian Church of San Rafael, St. Andrew’s Church of Marin City, Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Filipino Community of Sonoma County, Filipino American Barangay of Sonoma County, Bay Area Rosary of Vallejo, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Sonoma Chapter, Bangka Journey, St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere, Marin Interfaith Council, and other supportive friends of AAPI.
This past week was especially difficult for the AAPI folks across the nation, as we observed in anger and sadness, one of the most atrocious anti-Asian hate crimes amongst many in the past year. Please join us in a peaceful demonstration to voice your support! And help us spread the word.
The San Rafael Police Department has been notified. Please RSVP on Facebook so that we can have an approximate number for the sergeant by 3/25!
Marin IJ called to say that an IJ photographer will cover the demonstration on 3/26, and a reporter has been assigned to write a story about our event to be published in the IJ before 3/26.
We will all commit to wearing masks and follow other Covid-19 related public health guidelines.
Each participant please make and bring, if at all possible, a large placard on a stick with your own message. A placard 1 ft by 2 ft or 1.5 ft square, or larger, made of cardboard paper, securely taped to a yard stick will do. Write your message in BIG WORDS so they can be seen. But you can also hold the placard in your hands or come without a placard. Creativity is encouraged, but some simple messages might be:
AAPI IN GRIEF
JUSTICE FOR ALL
AAAM FOR JUSTICE
SAFETY FOR AAPI
AAAM FOR EQUITY