As Donald Trump is inaugurated Friday morning in Washington DC, immigrant, community and labor groups in Houston will unite to jointly declare our intention to fight for all communities at risk under the incoming Trump administration.
Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Sesquicentennial Park at 10 a.m. Friday to mark the start of the resistance movement that will be needed to keep our communities safe, free and thriving. We will send the message that Houston builds bridges, not walls.
Who: Gulf Coast AFL-CIO, Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, CAIR Texas, United We Dream, Battleground Texas, Houston Federation of Teachers, Emerge USA, Fight for 15, New Leaders Council Houston, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Interfaith Justice Coalition, UNITE HERE Local 23, Pacifica Radio KPFT 90.1, t.e.j.a.s., Young Active Labor Leaders (YALL), International Association of Machinists Lodge 811 and Texas Organizing Project.
What: Houston Unido March and Rally #EraofResistance
Where: Sesquicentennial Park, below corner of Smith St. and Preston St.
When: Friday, January 20, 2017
Assembly 10 a.m.
Rally 10:30 am
March 11 a.m. -12 noon
Visuals: Hundreds of people marching, funeral procession street theater
Representatives of co-sponsoring organizations will be available for interviews prior to and at the rally.
This story originally appeared 1/19/2017 on the Houston Defender Network.