The Justice for All Coalition and its LGBTQ Task Force together with the Diversity Collective are sponsoring a public rally on Sunday, June 11. The event will take place 1-3pm at the Ventura County Government Center located at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Telephone Road.
Anthony Hamilton, one of the organizers of the Ventura rally, states that the event was planned with a nod to the Los Angeles Resistance March happening on the same day. This year, organizers in Los Angeles favored the substitution of a Resistance March for the traditional Pride Parade. This change was partly inspired but the women’s marches that took place around the world the day after President Trump’s inauguration in January.
In solidarity with the LA March, Ventura will hold its own version of the event named “Resist and Persist, a Rally for Equality and Justice.”
Planners say the rally is not solely an anti-Trump demonstration. Rather the event is for human rights — it is about showing persistence in demanding civil rights and seeking equality and justice for all Americans. All are welcome to join in, whether a man or woman, a Dreamer, or an LGBTQ person. In does not matter, because equality and justice are something that everyone is entitled to have.
Demonstrators should arrive at the demonstration with their own homemade signs to carry, wearing comfortable shoes and sun protection. Parking is available at nearby banks and side streets.