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Second Annual Rally for Love

February 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Rally for Love 2018

Last year, after the presidential election and after the mostly spontaneous “Hands Around Lake Merritt” rally in Oakland, many of us felt called to hold a “Rally for Love” in Livermore. We wanted to show that we stand with our neighbors regardless of their or their family’s origins, as indeed most of us can trace our heritage to another country. We wanted to show our love for those of different faiths also. So we held our Rally in February, 2017, and an estimated 500 people came to share in the event at Bankhead Plaza.

Now, a year later, we want to continue this work of supporting each other and celebrating the vibrant diversity of our town and the greater area. We are planning our Second Annual Rally for Love, to be held on Sunday, February 11, 1:30-3:00 p.m. on the Asbury campus. The event is co-sponsored by our Embracing Diversity group and Interfaith Interconnect. We have invited local, state and national officials to speak. The Livermore youth jazz ensemble, Element 116, will perform, as will singers and dancers from community groups. Local organizations will set up information tables to describe their services. Art and craft tables will be available. A Fireside Chat, “Getting to Know Your Neighbors,” will be held in the Chapel.

This will be a peaceful, positive, family-friendly, non-partisan gathering to bring our communities together. EVERYONE is welcome!

We are encouraged by the enthusiasm of those who are helping to plan our Rally. Now we need our Asbury community to help us welcome those who come to the Rally. If you can volunteer to help set up, make signs, escort speakers and performers, help with parking, sit at the welcome table, etc., please contact Anne Coll or the church office. Another way you can help is by making a donation to defray the cost of publicity and equipment rental. Make your check payable to Asbury UMC, and write in the memo line: “Rally for Love.” You all are invited to come, and invite your friends, neighbors and family too. And however you can help, we thank you!


February 11, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Asbury Courtyard
4743 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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