Vegas Urban Pride and Las Vegas Pride are hosting a commemorative silent march to support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to honor the Stonewall Riots from 6 pm-8:30 pm June 27.
Participants are asked to wear red shirts to represent sorrow for the lives lost to police brutality around the nation. The goal through the silent march is to “channel the positive energy of the community that is so ready for resolutions and for the change that the world so separately requires.”
“This rally will bring together the LGBTQ and Black communities who have shared the trauma of discrimination and violence, but who haven’t always shared in the fight for equal and civil rights,” the organizers said in a press statement.
“Coming together shows the power of diversity and unity. We are hopeful that bringing these communities together, many of whom are from both, will be an additional level of support that the Black community of Las Vegas needs to achieve realistic solutions and to affirm that Black Lives Matter while affirming Pride.”
Featured guest speakers are: Roxann McCoy; President of the Las Vegas NAACP Chapter, Senator; Dallas Harris, Ken Evans; President of the Urban Chamber of Commerce, Jameelah Lewis; Black Lives Matter UNLV Chapter, and other guest appearances from community leaders and politicians.
‘My partner, Nicole Williams, and I are two black women business owners of Vegas Urban Pride, representing the LGBTQ / Ally Community. We are releasing a call to action to the Las Vegas community. The rally theme is Pride, Love, and Unity, as we would like to empower our community that we can be the solution to end police brutality and racial systematic injustice,” says, co-organizerJohanna P. Perez.
Schedule of events:
• 6:00pm – Meet at Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway
• Community Speakers & music.
• Silent March to Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main Street.
• Community Speakers, music, and fellowshipping.
• 8:30pm Rally ends
Please follow COVID-19 guidelines & masks encouraged. No bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches allowed during large gatherings in the City of Las Vegas.