The 2013 March for Respect is a 50 mile march across Los Angeles County, from Sylmar to Downey. It starts on Sunday, December 8th and continues through Wednesday, December 11th, with events along the way (see below). The purpose of the march is to call attention to the need for 1) reducing over-suppression of young people and 2) increasing investment in youth development.
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Route and Actions
12/08/13 – Day 1 ACTIONS & Route
Sunday, December 8, 2013, First 14.5 miles of the March
11am: Gather for March for Respect at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall
16350 Filbert Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
12:30pm: Opening Ceremony: Call to ancestors for strength and guidance. Commitment to all youth we are marching for – all those buried in the streets and prisons of L.A., California and the nation. Barry J. Nidorf is one of L.A.’s three juvenile halls representing the largest system of juvenile halls in the world. Outreach to families visiting detained youth.
March Route: Leave Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall and march through Sylmar across Foothill Blvd. to Glenoaks. Turn right on Glenoaks and walk southeast through Sylmar, San Fernando, Pacoima, Sunland and Sun Valley toward Burbank. End of first day at Burbank High School on the corner of Glenoaks and East Walnut.
12/09/13 – Day 2 ACTIONS & Route
Monday, December 9, 2013, Next 16.5 miles – (including march from Boyle Heights to converge at LA City Hall)
9am: Start at Burbank High School (at Glenoaks and East Walnut) and march east on Glenoaks through Burbank into Gelndale to Brand Blvd. Turn right on Brand, pass Glendale Galleria and car dealerships to San Fernando Road. Turn left on San Fernando Road and march southeast on San Fernando Road.
6pm: Rally at LAPD Northeast Police Station – San Fernando Road The rally will be followed by candlelight march to City Hall to remember all the youth incarcerated, deported and killed by community and police violence. A parallel candlelight march will be leaving from Legacy LA in Boyle Heights at Legacy LA. See details directly below. Continue southeast on San Fernando Road. Make right on Fletcher and cross bridge. Fletcher turns into Glendale Blvd. Take Glendale Blvd. south past Echo Park and under 101 Freeway. Turn left on Bellevue. Walk east on Bellevue through Temple Beaudry community. Turn right (south) on Edgeware Road. Turn left (east) on Court Street. Turn left (north) on Boylston Street. Turn right on Temple Street. Follow Temple Street southeast into Downtown L.A. Make right on Main Street. End at City Hall.
Rally at Northeast LAPD Police Station – 3353 San Fernando Road, LA, CA 90065 – followed by Candlelight March to Los Angeles City Hall. Another march will leave from Legacy LA – 1350 San Pablo Street, LA, CA 90033 in Boyle Heights (gather at 5pm, leave at 6pm.) Action to stop the Echo Park Area Gang Injunction and call for a moratorium on all injunctions; Candlelight March to City Hall to honor the young victims of L.A.’s 168-year-long “War on Gangs.” Bring pictures of people incarcerated, deported and/or killed by community or police violence. Both marches will end at City Hall where an altar will be built outside the office of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer and Mayor Eric Garcetti. Fund the 1% Campaign – LA for Youth. Injunctions = Injustice! The War on Gangs is a War on Youth.
12/10/13 – Day 3 ACTIONS & Route DECEMBER 10TH IS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY!
Convicted and incarcerated people and our families are people. We deserve full recognition and enforcement of our human rights.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Next 12 miles
9am: Start at City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, 90012. Delegations will travel upstairs to L.A. City Mayor Eric Garcetti’s and City Attorney Mike Feuer’s offices. March one block south to LAPD Headquarters, 100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 for 10am Speak Out in front of LAPD Headquarters – (outside Police Commission Meeting). A few members will enter LAPD Police Commission Hearing to call for a moratorium on gang injunctions, specific policy changes to address the high number of police shootings in LA, and investment in youth jobs, intervention/peacebuilders and youth centers.
10:30am: March resumes after the Speak Out at LAPD Headquarters on First and Main Streets. Travel west on 1st Street to Broadway. Turn south (left) on Broadway and march to Sixth Street. Turn left (east) on Olympic. Walk through callejones. Turn east (left) on Washington to Central Avenue. Turn south (right) on Central Avenue and continue south through South Central LA to Watts.
8pm: Enter Nickerson Gardens just north of Imperial Highway for candlelight vigil through the development to honor and remember more than 100,000 shooting victims – victims of community and police violence – in South Central LA and Watts over the past 40 years. Call for an end to the killings. March ends at the Nickerson Gardens memorial walls which are being restored (over the past several months) by the Youth Justice Coalition.
12/11/13 – Day 4 ACTIONS & Route
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Last 7 miles
9am: March begins on Imperial Highway and Compton Avenue in Watts. March east on Imperial Highway past the world’s largest women’s jail on Alameda. Continue on Imperial Highway through Lynwood, Southgate and Downey. On the route: Build with youth and families at court at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, 7285 Quill Drive, Downey, 90242 and with patients recovering from gunshot injuries at Rancho Los Amigos, 7601 Imperial Highway, also in Downey, 90242. March ends at Probation Headquarters at 9150 East Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242.
3pm: Rally/Poetry Slam at LA County Probation Headquarters in Downey. Bring your best rhymes and beats! L.A. County Probation runs all the juvenile halls and Probation camps (youth prisons) + all field supervision of people on Probation. They also control millions of dollars in funds for people coming home from prison through “realignment.” The rally will be followed by a march to LA County Office of Education next door. LACOE runs all schools in juvenile halls, camps, Probation schools and many of the county’s continuation and community day (expulsion) schools.