Demonstrations and other activities in the Southland targeting systemic racism and advocating for police reform were scheduled to continue Sunday, as the nationwide movement sparked by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis shows no signs of waning.
As the demonstrations continue, the focus has broadened to include a range of other issues including the debate over who deserves to be memorialized with a statue, Hollywood casting and gentrification, and LGBTQ rights.
Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the first official gay pride parade in Los Angeles.
Events on Sunday’s schedule in Los Angeles and Orange Counties include:
— 10 a.m. at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Memorial Branch, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd.
— 10 a.m. at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
— 10 a.m. in Gardena at 14118 S. Vermont Ave.
— 11 a.m. in Downey, Pride March at City Hall, 11111 Brookshire Ave.
— 11 a.m. in Granada Hills at HOPE’s House Christian Ministries, 10654 Balboa Blvd.
— 11 a.m. in Costa Mesa, a LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter Protest at the corner of Newport and Harbor boulevards
— Noon in Sherman Oaks at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd.
— Noon in North Hollywood, LGBTQ+Pride Celebration, North Hollywood Park, 11455 W. Magnolia Blvd.
— 1 p.m. in Long Beach at Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave.
— 2 p.m. downtown Los Angeles at City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.
— 2 p.m. in Gardena, Justice for Andres Guardado, at 711 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
— 4:30 p.m. in Hawthorne, a Celebration of Life/#SayHerName Vigil, Jim Thorpe Park, 14100 Prairie Ave.
Ongoing daily demonstrations are held at the following locations:
— Noon at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd.
— Noon in South Pasadena at Mission Street and Fair Oaks Avenue
— Noon & nightfall outside Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St.
— 3:30 p.m. in Laguna Niguel at Crown Valley Parkway and Greenfield Drive
— 4 p.m. in Los Feliz at Los Feliz Boulevard and Riverside Drive.
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