Monday, December 12, 2005

Statewide Rallies and Vigils Against the Scheduled Execution of Stanley Tookie Williams Today and Tonight

Here is a list of vigils, demonstrations and rallies across the United States, to protest the impending murder of Stanley “Tookie” Williams at the hands of the State. From


San Francisco/San Quentin, CA
Walk for Abolition
The Walk For Abolition begins at the Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco at 7am and ends at the gates of San Quentin Prison (around 6pm).
You can join the whole walk of 25 miles, or you can join it in progress at specified mile markers en route, or you can show your support and talk with us at our designated rest stops. We walk peacefully as a large group over the Golden Gate Bridge and through Marin County to San Quentin. Back up van and cars are available to carry backpacks, ferry people back to designated parking and public transport sites and give respite to walkers that are tired.
For Further information on the walk and to volunteer as back-up drivers, please contact Rev. Lyle Grosjean : (510) 895-8203 or email: On the day of the walk, please call 510-368-3368.

Rallying Points
->6:45am, Palace of the Legion of Honor, in Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, 94122. Walk leaves promptly at 7 am.
->8:00am, South End of Golden Gate Bridge.
->8:55am, North End of Golden Gate Bridge.
->10:40am, Head of Bay Trail in Sausalito leading to Mill Valley
->11:45am, Miller Avenue and Camino Alto for lunch and demonstration with members of Mill Valley Seniors for Peace.
->2:30pm, St. Sebastian Church, 373 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae. Rest Stop. Drinks provided.
->3:15pm, St. Paul’s Church, 1123 Court Street, San Rafael. Rest Stop. Refreshments provided.
->6:00pm, East Gate of San Quentin Prison

Denver, CO
Join The Save Stan "Tookie" Williams Campaign, and The Armstrong
(Romero) Family, in Our Quest for Justice and Ending Official
Brutality, Torture, and Murder in America
Block Party Protest Colorado State Capital 15th and Colfax
Monday December 12, 2005, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Keynote Speakers: Ernesto Vigil (Crusade for Justice), Ward Churchill
(American Indian Movement), and Ramona Africa (MOVE)
For more information, or to volunteer, contact Earl Armstrong (303)
208-9138, Shareef Aleem (720) 436-7606, or Steve Nash (720) 309-1418

Protest for Stan
At 4:30 pm at Federal Plaza (Dearborn and Monroe). Sponsored by the Campaign
to End the Death Penalty, call 773-955-4841 for more information.
Washington DC
4:30 pm-start time
Rally will continue into the early evening
U.S. Justice Department
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
( Pennsylvania Ave. Between 9th and 10th Streets)
Metro Center, Federal Triangle or Archives Metro Stations
For info or to endorse this emergency action, call 301-801-7616 or email

Los Angeles
RALLY AT 6:00 P.M. December 12
11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Corner of Veteran) MARCH AT 8:30 P.M. to ST. Thomas the Apostle CHURCH for a VIGIL (10750 Ohio Avenue,Los Angeles, CA 90024)

VIGIL FROM 11PM to 12:30AM December 12
State Capitol Building
11th & L Streets

Vigil begins at 5:30 PM December 12 in front of St. John's Cathedral
Mariposa & R Streets, in downtown Fresno

Vigil at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church
Brockton & Arlington
Riverside, CA 92506
Time: 9:00pm, December 12

Circle of Orange
Chapman and Glassell Streets
5 PM – 12:15 AM, December 12
City of Orange
Orange County

Panel Discussion on the death penalty from the Jewish Perspective
8 - 10 PM , December 12
Congregation Kol Shofar
215 Blackfield Drive
Tiburon, CA

Vigil Against the Death Penalty!
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, CA
8:30-10:00 PM, December 12

Redwood City
St. Matthias Parish
1685 Cordilleras Ave. Redwood City ,CA
Ecumenical Service from 7-9pm, December 12

Palo Alto
4 PM, December 12
Vigil in support of Williams' life, on the eve of his scheduled execution.
Bring candles, signs, and warm clothing.
Some participants may choose to carpool to San Quentin.
Corner of El Camino and Embarcadero Streets
Palo Alto, CA

Candle-light Vigil
Mission San Luis Rey
4070 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA
9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Participants are invited to bring readings to share with the group.

Silent Candlelight Prayer Vigil
Children's Park - Downtown
Begins at 7pm, December 12

San Diego
Hall of Justice
330 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
3:45pm - 7pm, December 12

San Jose
March from the Mission Church in Santa Clara University
Starting at 4:00PM, December 12
End at the Cathedral in Market Street, San Jose

South Pasadena
Holy Family Church
1501 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena,CA 91030
Begins at: 8:30 pm, December 12
Opening prayer, Presentation of the play "Prison of the Mind" and discussion to follow the play
For more information call the church at 626-799-8908

Ventura, California
Ventura County Government Center
Corner of Telephone Rd. and Victoria Ave.
Monday, December 12, 8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Bring candles, warm clothing,
Contacts: or

Cleveland, Ohio
Peace In The Hood and The Task Force for Community
Mobilization will sponsor a "Save the Peace Maker" rally and vigil at Cleveland City Hall on December 12 at 5:30 p.m.  Contact:

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1 comment:

  1. Arnie has become the judge the jury & the executioneer
    Welcome to justice American style...