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7pm today in Portland: Hands Across The Hawthorne Bridge | Holding Hands In Solidarity

Where: West Side of the Hawthorne Bridge
When: Sunday, May 29th at 7:30pm
Home page:  http://www.basicrights.org/?p=6225
Cascade AIDS Project, Basic Rights Oregon, Q Center and Pride NW are joining together to host a peaceful event to show solidarity with those who were attacked last Sunday for holding hands while crossing the Hawthorne Bridge. The event will take place this coming Sunday, May 29th at the same time and location as where the incident occurred.

We will meet up on the West Side of the Hawthorne Bridge at 7:30pm and then create a chain across the Hawthorne Bridge.

Let's show everyone we stand together in solidarity, unity, support, and love.

Hands Across The Hawthorne Bridge | Holding Hands In Solidarity

Where: West Side of the Hawthorne Bridge
When: Sunday, May 29th at 7:30pm

You can RSVP here!  http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=tkn629WFwBy5W6h5dnmQ6TE59wp4gi0o

In the meantime, please email your own photos of you holding someone else's hand to  edominguez@cascadeaids.org, so we can add your photo to the album, "Holding Hands, in Solidarity"


The sick attack is cross-reported here:
 http://blogout.justout.com/?p=33508.

Coverage from the event 30.May.2011 14:36

Brian

I'm surprised I haven't seen any news coverage of the Hands Across Hawthorne event last evening.

At 7:30pm, between 2,500 and 5,000 people attended Hands Across Hawthorne, a community response to homophobic violence in our city. We heard a short speech from the Mayor, a few other dignitaries, and the victims themselves. After that, we all marched up onto the Hawthorne bridge and held hands in solidarity. We filled the bridge on both sides, often 2 or 3 rows deep despite the drizzly cool weather and the terrible parking situation with Rose Festival in full swing.