Looking for a way to stand against hate, racism and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?
Here are three nearby protests and rallies scheduled for this weekend.
Saturday, March 27
● Redwood City
Set to start at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the corner of El Camino Real and Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City, this rally is co-sponsored by the Peñafort family and the Raging Grannies Action League. Corrie Peñafort and her family of six organized the event to support human and equal rights. Peñafort came to the U.S. from the Philippines 35 years ago at age 17 and works as an assistant to a Stanford professor, who also plans to attend the rally, she said in a statement. "I am finding that people from so many walks of life are committed to this issue," she said.
The rally will include an open microphone for speakers. Members of the Raging Grannies activist organization plan to wear costumes and carry multilingual signs.
● Foster City
A rally is set to run from 2 to 4 p.m. at Leo J. Ryan Park, at 650 Shell Blvd. in Foster City. Guest speakers State Sen. Josh Becker and Palo Alto City Councilman Greg Tanaka are expected, and cultural music is planned. People are advised to wear masks and socially distance.
Sunday, March 28
● Palo Alto
A family-friendly event, called the "Littlest March" for parents and children in Palo Alto, is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the parking lot at 435 Emerson St., near the corner of Emerson Street and Lytton Avenue. Children are invited to bring a written peaceful wish for others that they can tie onto a tree as part of the demonstration. Attendees are encouraged to bring homemade posters and wishes to add to the tree.
People will gather at the parking lot starting 12:15 p.m. From there, the walk will start down University Avenue at 12:30 p.m. The participants plan to arrive at City Hall at 12:45 p.m. to observe a moment of silence.