Walk for Life
This Saturday at 12:30 at Civic Center Plaza
(Polk Street across from City Hall)
We’re off and running! Walk for Life West Coast will be here in 3 days! Are you ready to join with us? We are getting ready to welcome the many thousands of you who will descend upon San Francisco in these coming days! We are excited to welcome you to our beautiful city as we all come together to Walk for Life!
We unite ourselves today in a special way with all those who are at the March for Life in D.C. on this 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As was said by Star Parker, one of our past WFL Speakers: “We stand again. We unite with the West Coast, the East Coast, the middle of the country, we stand again and say it may be legal, but it is not lawful!”
Since the media is consistently ignoring us, we would like to make it hard for them to do so this year. We ask that all of you take out your cell phones at the Rally and tweet that you are at the Walk for Life with 50,000 other people. In the tweet, beside including our own hash tag #WalkForLife, you should include @CNN @FoxNews @ USAToday, etc. If we have thousands of people showing these media outlets that we’re here, they can’t ignore us! So get ready by downloading Twitter to your phones and learn how to send those tweets! It will be great fun.
As a reminder, while you are doing the Walk down Market Street, keep an eye out for our WFL Banners that line the poles. They are a wonderful sight to behold!
WFL RALLY SPEAKERS – PAST AND PRESENT
We are very happy to welcome these wonderful Speakers for the WFL Rally on Saturday! Shari Rigby (Actress, October Baby); Grace Dulaney (Agnes Dei Foundation/Lamb of God Ranch); Monica Snyder (Secular Pro Life); and Rev. Clenard Childress (Director of LEARN) who has been with us as a Rally Speaker since we first began in 2005.
And, we are really delighted and honored to welcome back so many of our past WFL Speakers who have come to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with all of us. This year we will have some of our past speakers introducing this year’s speakers. Star Parker (CURE) will introduce Rev. Childress; Fr. Frank Pavone (Priests for Life) will introduce Monica Snyder; Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, SV (Superior General of the Sisters of Life) will introduce Grace Dulaney; and Abby Johnson (Author, Speaker, and Pro Life activist) will introduce Shari Rigby. Also in attendance will be Georgette Forney (Silent No More); David Bereit (40 Days for Life); Fr. Joseph Fessio SJ (Ignatius Press and the WFL Chaplain); Dr. Vansen Wong, MD (OB-GYN); Frank Lee (Asian Americans Pro Life); Mary and Michael John Poirier (Prayerbreaks Ministries); Sally Winn (Feminists for Life of America); Diana Nagy (Singer); Alfredo Abarca (Hispanic Pro Life activist); Walter and Lori Hoye (Issues 4Life Foundation); and Vickie Evans (Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of San Francisco).
Make sure to spend some time at the Info Faire which will be open at 11:00am. There will be 2 tents on either side of the EWTN stage which will feature numerous Pro Life ministries, professional organizations, resource centers, and groups. Some past WFL Rally Speakers will have tables: David Bereit will be at the 40 Days for Life table; Mother Agnes Donovan, SV; and Sally Winn of Feminists for Life of America will also have a table. To check out the entire list of exhibitors, go here.
NOTE: The Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco will be at table #20 of Tent One (facing toward Grove Street and the EWTN Stage – see layout below):
MARCHE POUR LA VIE
We are very pleased to report that over 40,000+ people participated in our sister Pro Life Event in Paris on Sunday. David Bereit of 40 Days for Life was one of their keynote speakers!
We once again encourage you to make this pilgrimage to the Walk for Life in a spirit of solidarity and charity and prayerfulness. Please follow the instructions given by police and our security volunteers.You are welcome to make and carry your own pro-life signs, or carry one of our signs. However, please do not bring any kind of graphic signs or materials. Thank you for your consideration about this!
Please do not interact in confrontational disputes with counter-protesters. Let us show our spirit of love and understanding to all that we encounter during these days!
We are pleased to announce that we now expect to have approximately 200 buses coming to this year’s event. Although past the published deadline, if you haven’t already done so please register your group’s bus today.
EMAIL LIST AND FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
As mentioned above, before and throughout the Walk for Life, we will be Tweeting!
Please “like” our Facebook page and ask your relatives and friends to join.
To keep up-to-date and receive all of the latest news, please sign up for our email blasts.
Other things to keep in mind, if you are going to the Walk:
Below is the Route Map for the official Walk from Civic Center Plaza down to Justin Herman Plaza. We suggest that you use Mapquest to get the particular directions from your home to Civic Center Plaza.
It is recommended (and convenient) to use public transit at this location at Civic Center Plaza:
BART has stations at Civic Center and at the end at Embarcadero.
CalTrain will drop off at Townsend and 4th. Take MUNI KT (4th and King), then off at Metro Civic Center.
Parking: There is easy, affordable and ample parking under the Civic Center and many other surrounding parking lots.