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June 10, 2013


San Francisco Pride Parade June 30

Sunday, June 30, 9 am – 5 pm

The San Francisco Zen Center sangha will be marching in the Pride Parade for the sixth consecutive year, manifesting the harmony of difference and equality.

Blanche on floating zendoYou are warmly welcomed to join in this joyous celebration of the LGBTIQ community.

Volunteers are needed to be contingent monitors who monitor the safety of our group of marchers (this requires a one-hour training prior to the day of the Parade), to hand out flyers and to carry banners. If you are interested in volunteering for the event please call Tova Green at 415-354-0352.

Participate by walking or riding in the Parade with the SFZC float. The group will leave City Center at 9:00 a.m. on June 30. While waiting for the Parade to start we will be decorating the “floating zendo.” There may be time to watch part of the Parade before we start marching. The time we actually set out is hard to predict. We will bring water and small snacks for everyone, but you may want to bring your own snacks and lunch.

For those who would prefer to meet at the starting location of the parade, please arrive between 9:30 and 11:00 am. New info: the contingent line-up number is 234 at Assembly Area M, on Beale between Howard & Folsom.

The approximate schedule for Sunday, June 30, is as follows:

9:00 am Depart from City Center to Downtown
Walk in the Parade
3:00 pm Return to City Center
3:30 pm Clean up
4:00 pm Meditation at 300 Page Street
5:00 pm Closing Words

Lets celebrate the LGBTIQ community at the San Francisco Pride Parade!


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  1. RRennie
    Jun 22 2013

    dear SFZC —
    i hope that many of you will consider the displacement of persons who deal with hate crimes, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Pride in SF can be an awesome time — those who visit places in peace removed from some who consider an activity as visiting Tassajara as too subversive for their religious intolerance. There are many fond memories I have of my visit over 3 weeks. Yet, please consider how many aspects of this culture/society at present — just to get operating funds or development funds — how does that diverge from the objectives or true teachings of many founders?? what is the difference between volunteerism/service and human trafficking??

    Peace be with you. Namaste

    Richard Rennie


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