This year, the LA Pride Parade will be replaced by a Resist March. The #ResistMarch will be on June 11th, 2017.
RSVP for the March here: https://www.facebook.com/events/280603222354825/
SparkleBlob is proud to work with The City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival celebrating Pride in 2017 with the festival theme “Go West”.
In the continuing history of people using handmade posters and signs to raise awareness of contemporary issues and to inspire change, SparkleBlob’s CraftNight will be at FOUR EVENTS leading protest poster painting party workshops between May 22 (Harvey Milk Day) through the end of June Pride month. Click here for street closures.
Monday, May 22nd at The Abbey from 5-9pm: It’s Harvey Milk Day, and The official kickoff party for One City One Pride! The Mayor and City Council are going to make comments at 7:45pm so that’s a great time to be there if you can. Our guest artist to help make signs with you and show you some tricks of the trade is Lori Meeker: Artist, Costume Designer and Fabricator Extraordinaire!
RSVP at the Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/
Friday, June 2 at the Long Hall from 7PM – 9PM: Opening Reception for ‘Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90S L.A. ACTIVISM’ 2017 marks the 24th anniversary of the historic National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers. These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country – giving renewed public visibility to lesbians and queer women and calling attention to our issues and contributions in American political life and culture. CraftNight will be there with paints and poster board so that you can make your own signs and buttons!
Location: Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free admission.
RSVP at the Facebook invite here: www.facebook.com/events/270091986782556
June 3rd at City Council Chambers from 11am to 5pm: It’s an ALL DAY Protest Poster Painting Party!!! Come see us before, during or after the Stuart Timmons LGBTQ History Tour and make your own protest sign! Two ONE Archives LGBTQ History Exhibits will be on view in West Hollywood Park, trans artist Yozmit will stage (TOTEM) the first part of a three part performance artwork, and there will be an opportunity to provide feedback on preliminary results from WeHo Arts: The Plan.
Location: City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 6PM to 9pm: DYKE MARCH
Come and make a sign and then march with it that very evening! The annual Dyke March begins with a program at 6pm, and march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm.
Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. www.weho.org/pride