***We send our immense gratitude to everyone who participated in the #InterfaithMarchLA 2018! Pictures and video are coming soon!***
Please join us on the third annual
Interfaith Solidarity March
Strengthening diversity, plurality, unity
Sunday, April 29th, 2018
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Registration begins at 1:30 at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in the outdoor Harvard parking lot. [Support the march and show solidarity by buying a T-shirt!]
Final program at the Islamic Center of Southern California.
This FREE event includes compelling speakers, light snacks, and strengthening community.
******************Marchers: Please read this important info!
For your convenience, we are sharing this information so that you can better plan your attendance and participation in the third annual Interfaith Solidarity March, and make it an extraordinary, effective, and safe experience for all.
• St. Basil's open lot at 3611 Wilshire, enter parking lot on Harvard Blvd.
• Street parking.
• Islamic Center of Southern CA, 425 Shatto Place (adjoining with the Dept. of Child and Family Services) (note there is no shuttle at the beginning of the march)
We are planning shuttles back to starting area of the march from the ICSC.
We recommend that marchers carpool, as parking is limited.
Please plan on arriving by 1:30 PM, in order to sign in, purchase t-shirts, and have a rest-room or water break. We will be gathering together from 1:30 to 2:00 PM. Our specially designed and printed t-shirts will be available for sale at this point for $20 each, or 2 shirts for $30 (Such a deal!). We will accept cash, check, credit card, or PayPal.
The formal program begins at 2:15 PM sharp.
Please bring hats and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, and layers in case there is a chilly wind. Water and snacks will be provided at various locations.
Please bring signs reflecting solidarity, unity, and peace. Try to avoid using overly negative or divisive comments/messages on the signs. We want to include, rather than exclude. Please do not mount your signs on sticks, as per the explicit request of LAPD.*** Please try to make your signs vertically oriented, rather than horizontal, for the purposes of safety and space savings on the sidewalk where we will be marching.
The final rally and program of speakers will begin at the Islamic Center of Southern California around 4:30 PM, and will conclude by 5:30 PM, followed by refreshments and reception.
There will be a shuttle van available at the Islamic Center of Southern California to take marchers back to Wilshire Blvd. Temple following the final program and reception. The van will likely run for at least an hour after the close of the event, in order to accommodate as many people as possible.
Please rest assured that our friends in law enforcement will have a very visible and proactive presence at this march, in order to ensure the safety and security of all. The event organizers have made every attempt to ensure that a positive and healthy experience will be had by all participants. We ask that everyone abide by the laws and regulations governing this area and that everyone practice good habits of courtesy and tolerance toward all. Remember, this is a march for unity, solidarity, and peace.
Please note that in attending this event, each participant assumes full responsibility for his or her own safety and security, and agrees to hold harmless the organizers of the event, as well as any other participants or entities involved.
Please arrive on time and try to bring 10 people with you. Share the march on social media.
Please register for our event on Eventbrite, and find more information on Facebook, and other social media with the links and hashtags below:
#InterfaithMarchLA #IRTPJ www.IRTPJ.org ***************
To all people of every faith, philosophy, and creed:
As a symbol of our solidarity with our neighbors and colleagues, we invite you to march with us between several select houses of worship, representing the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as together we lead the way toward peace and unity among all people.
The theme of this march is that we reject all hatred and oppression in the name of religion, both at home and abroad;
And in light of the rise in politically motivated hate crimes, and the persistence of genocides, we support the most vulnerable of religious communities against Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and all forms of religious or ideological extremism, as we stand in support of every person’s right to freedom of worship or belief, and the right to live peacefully.
At exactly 1.1 miles, from start to finish, the march begins at
Wilshire Boulevard Temple (3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles)
Incorporates brief stops at St. Basil Roman Catholic Church,
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, and arrives at
The Islamic Center of Southern California (434 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles)
Our speakers list (in alphabetical order):
- Dr. Reza Aslan - Scholar of religion and author
- Ryan Bell - Secular Student Alliance
- Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels - Temple Beth Shir Shalom
- Dr. Arik Greenberg - IRTPJ President
- Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord - The Guibord Center
- Fr. Frank Hicks - St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church
- Deputy Chief Dennis Kato - LAPD
- Nirinjan Khalsa - California Sikh Council Executive Director
- Rev. Felicia Parazaider - The Revolution of Love Ministry & Movement
- Omar Ricci - chair of ICSC
- Rabbi Beau Shapiro - Wilshire Blvd. Temple
- Ruth Broyde Sharone - SCCPWR
- Tahil Sharma - SCCPWR, Episcopal Diocese of LA, Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus
- Daniel Tamm - LA Mayor's office
- Rev. Steven Yamaguchi - Immanuel Presbyterian Church
For more info contact: InterfaithMarchLA@gmail.com (323) 454-0557
THE INSTITUTE FOR RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, PEACE AND JUSTICE, A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT. OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE MANY RELIGIOUS AND INTERFAITH GROUPS, INCLUDING:
Institute For Religious Tolerance, Peace And Justice • Wilshire Boulevard Temple • St. Basil Catholic Church, Immanuel Presbyterian Church • Islamic Center Of Southern California • Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica and its Peace & Justice Team • Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Of Public Engagement • New Ground: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership For Change • Muslim Public Affairs Council • Southern California Committee for a Parliament Of The World’s Religions (SCCPWR) • Active Faith Group • The Guibord Center • Star Power Offering Peace and Prosperity • Global Truth Center L.A. • Islamic Center Of Hawthorne • Sisters of Social Service Justice Committee • The Revolution of Love Spiritual Ministry • Khalsa Care Foundation • Center For Inquiry-Los Angeles • Muslim Christian Interfaith Families • Scientology Volunteer Ministers • Christ Church Parish-Ontario • California Sikh Council • Los Angeles Police Department • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
RSVP at Facebook or Eventbrite:
Event Ground Rules
By choosing to attend this event, you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, to work to de-escalate confrontations with others, and to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and of law enforcement. You also acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any injury or damage to your person or property resulting from or occurring during this event and that you release all event sponsors and organizers (and their officers, directors, employees, and agents) from any liability for that injury or damage.