March / Rally
Date & Time: Sunday, June 11, 2017. The march begins at 11 a.m. Rally begins at 1 p.m.
Location: The march will begin at San José City Hall. We will march to Plaza de César Chávez Park where a rally will be held.
Registration is important to the movement to ensure proper allocation of resources and to gauge local support for the cause. This is a free event to participate or attend.
Tickets are needed but we ask that you register in advance if you/your group is marching. We will use these statistics to report to the national movement and show elected officials that we are not in the minority.
- Bring plenty of water and sunscreen
- Bring friends, coworkers, and family for support
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Keep all weapons or anything that can be used or construed as a weapon at home.
Safety & Etiquette
- Please do not bring large bags. If you must bring a larger bag, please ensure it is transparent. Note all bags are subject to search. Members of the press/media that have been approved by the Communications Committee may carry larger equipment/bags but must have visible credentials on them at all times.
- Please do not carry any weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon.
- Individuals needing mobility assistance may use a cane or walker.
- If you see anything suspicious or if in danger please contact the nearest peace officer or Equality March San José staff/volunteer member.
We are seeking many volunteers for the day of the event to help with a variety of tasks. Choose one of the positions below, and click Sign Me Up to schedule your preferred shift. Shifts are three hours and you may sign-up for more than one. In spirit of safety, we highly encourage volunteers to be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
EMT Certified Safety Ambassador
Help creates a safe environment and assists attendees with basic life support and injuries. Monitor crowd and report concerns.Sign Me Up
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Equality March San José is a grassroots initiative fueled by donations by residents, nonprofits, social businesses, and local small businesses. This is not a sponsored event. If you can help the movement, we are seeking to raise $18,000 to secure permits and to cover logistics, communications and similar expenses. All reserve funds will be donated back to local LGBTQ charities/nonprofits.
Donors can fund specific procurement needs critical to the production of Equality March San José. Generous donors will receive a complimentary 10×10 exhibitor booth, a banner by funded area, and public acknowledgment.
|City Permits and Fees*||$8,000|
(with video board technology)
(shirt, safety vest, water, snack)
(digital and print advertising)
|Children's Activity Area|
(accommodate families with young children)
(*) items are required goods or services. A complete budget review is available upon request. Costs are subject to change.
Share your Voice
We want to hear everyone’s voice, not just a small majority’s. This is why we are seeking open letters and artistic pieces (drawings, dance routines, songs, poems, etc.) that speak to why this movement is so important. Politicians always say they are the voice of the people, but we are making this literal this year when they will read your open letters and introduce your performance or artistic piece.
Whether or not selected to be performed at the rally, your entries will appear on the website to show our voice will not be silenced.
Enjoy a leisurely weekend getaway near delicious restaurants and entertainment in downtown San José, while supporting the movement. AC Hotel San Jose Downtown has partnered with Equality March San José to offer supporters an exclusive discounted room rate of $129.00. Click here to make your reservation by May 29, 2017.
Equality March San José is more than a place to share our voice, it is an opportunity for your organization, government agency, business, sports team, faith-based organization, social club, or community group to engage with the LGBTQ+ community by reserving a Community Engagement Booth.
Food Trucks that serve delicious food and beverages are also encouraged to register. Food trucks must have a current inspection sticker and ability to serve is Santa Clara County. Space is limited.
Please complete the below Exhibitor Registration before 5:00pm, Friday, June 2, 2017.