“Bridge Together Golden Gate” Inauguration Day Peace Demonstration | Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge | Battery Cranston Rd, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
On January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day), from 10 am to noon, Bridge Together Golden Gate is hoping to form the first human chain across the entire Golden Gate Bridge (and beyond), as a collaborative, grassroots, community-based demonstration and performance art piece.
Free, but an RSVP is required. They need an approximate count of how many participants to expect. Plus, be sure to sign up if you want to be on the bridge; only 3,000 participants will be allowed onto the bridge itself.
They will celebrate unity and love in the face of divisiveness and hate. The goal is to be a shining beacon of inclusiveness and democracy to prove that they are stronger together, and that love truly Trumps hate. They’ll stand together, hand-in-hand and hold lengths of purple fabric as a sign of unity and anti-bullying. Therefore, they are asking each participant to bring a yard of purple fabric, ribbon, or scarf.
3,000 participants will be allowed on the bridge itself; all others will be surrounding the north and south sides of the bridge. Please note, dogs are not allowed on the bridge. Those on the Golden Gate Bridge will have the hardest job because they will need to get there early (by 8:30 am) and stand in what could be cold and wet conditions until all have gathered (they anticipate noon).
- The first 3,000 participants who are willing to take on Bridge responsibilities, and register as “Bridgers” will receive wristbands in advance of the event. This will help the Bridge Authorities and volunteers ensure safety of all participants.
- Those who do not wish to be on the bridge itself should register as “Beyond the Bridgers.” These people will stand along the north and south sides of the bridge (specific locations will be mapped out soon, but they recommend Hawk Hill for an incredible view of the spectacle).
- Additionally, they are looking for 200 total volunteers (EMT & first responder volunteers encouraged.) If you would like to volunteer for this event, please indicate so on your registration.
To be clear: This is not a protest. This is not a march. Please understand that the Golden Gate Bridge is a National Park and Monument, and every one must work collaboratively and respectfully with local authorities who protect it.
If you would like to donate to this cause (not required for participation), please click Donate. All donations will go toward additional porta-potties, EMTs and ambulances on standby, and communications for volunteers.
All other administrative and coordinating services and expenses are being donated by the organizers. 100% of remaining funds post-event will be divided equally and shared with the following organizations: The Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, and The Southern Poverty Law Center.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.