Join The Impact, the grassroots group that organized the City Hall demonstrations on Nov. 15, plans candlelight vigils at commercial centers around the country on Dec. 20. The event is called “Light Up the Night for Equality,” and Dallas’ vigil will be outside the Galleria. Read the full press release after the jump.
Dallas – LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR EQUALITY
On Saturday, December 20th, JoinTheImpact.com asks that you join them again for a nationwide rally. Candlelight vigils will be held at commercial centers in cities across the country in remembrance of the rights that once were for 18,000 marriages, and in honor of the rights that one day will be again – for everyone.
The Dallas vigil will be held outside the Galleria and want to stress we are not protesting the Galleria. Many locals and tourists will be passing by as they carry on a 26 year tradition of visiting the Galleria during the holidays for their shopping needs. This will be a peaceful candlelight vigil in the spirit of the holidays. No protest signs please.
Please park/meet by 445pm in the Alpha Parkway Plaza parking lot north of the Galleria (North of Alpha and East of the Tollway). Dress warmly. We will line both sides of the street on Alpha Road (from the Tollway to Noel Road) from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. At 630pm, we will all go inside to warm up at the Starbucks located near Macy’s before we call it a night and leave as a group.
You will need: A t-shirt/sweatshirt, a candle & holder (no flashlights) and a few dollars for coffee. TShirt Messages: 1st Class Taxpayer-2nd Class Citizen, Equality for/4 All, Equal/= Rights for/4 All.
The night before, (Dec 19th) a T-shirt making party will be held from 6:30-900pm at the Resource Center of Dallas at 2701 Reagan St, Dallas in the Blue/Yellow room. Please bring a blank T-Shirt or Sweatshirt and RSVP below so we know how many iron-on letters to bring.
RSVP and check for updates: JTI Dallas TX page: www.JoinTheImpact.wetpaint.com <http://www.jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/> and JTI-Dallas: www.facebook.com/pages/Join-the-Impact-Dallas/44853483775 <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Join-the-Impact-Dallas/44853483775> Myspace www.myspace.com/the1roomie <http://www.myspace.com/the1roomie> Email: JoinTheImpactDallas@yahoo.com <mailto:JoinTheImpactDallas@yahoo.com>
From Dallas Tollway:
1. Exit at Alpha Road.
2. The Shopping Center is located north of Alpha Road and east of the Tollway.
From I-635 West:
1. I-635 West to Exit 22B.
2. Exit 22B to Noel Road.
3. Right on Noel Road to Alpha Road.
4. Left on Alpha road and left into the Alpha Parkway Plaza.
From I-635 East:
1. I-635 East to Exit 22D.
2. Pass through southbound service road to northbound service road.
3. Left on northbound service road.
4. Pass Galleria Mall on the right.
5. Cross Alpha Road.
6. Right into the Alpha Parkway Plaza.