We don’t get a lot of parades on Beacon Hill, but this Saturday, May 11, a Mother’s Day parade will start at Stevens Place Park (otherwise known as the triangle park) at 2 p.m. and parade for about six blocks, ending at Roberto Maestes Festival Street next to Beacon Hill Station.
According to the organizers, the parade is all-ages fun, with this message:
Honor moms and highlight the need for:
- Comprehensive state-funded childcare for working and poor families
- End domestic violence – Free Marissa Alexander
- Stop deportations – Keep immigrant families together
- Increase funding for jobs, public schools, Social Security and human services
- Tax the rich – End U.S. militarism
All who want to participate are welcome, and should gather at Stevens Place Park at Beacon Avenue South and South Stevens at 1:30 p.m. Bring strollers, tricycles, banners, signs and festive attire. The event will also feature an information fair, speakers, face-painting, balloons and music.
The parade is sponsored by Sisters Organize for Survival and the Pacific Northwest Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander. For more information, contact Helen Gilbert at (206)722-6057, or at Sis4Survival@gmail.com.