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4th Annual 'Walk for Life West Coast' -- A New Tradition, A New Voice

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 11 a.m. -- Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco

 

Contact: Karen Hodel, Walk for Life West Coast, 415-287-4101, media@walkforlifewc.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Walk for Life West Coast and Rally will begin at Ferry Park Plaza (lawn area of Justin Herman Plaza) located at the foot of Washington Street and the Embarcadero in San Francisco and will proceed along the San Francisco Waterfront, ending at the Marina Green. Estimated crowds will be approximately 25,000.

 

Dr. Alveda King, niece of great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be commemorating MLK's birthday weekend in San Francisco by leading the 4th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. Dr. King will draw particular attention to the catastrophic impact of abortion on the African American community and our society in general. Last year over 20,000 people gathered to hear powerful pro-woman pro-life speakers and to peacefully walk along the Embarcadero -- amidst angry abortion rights counter-demonstrators -- to proclaim that abortion hurts women, families and society.

 

Dr. King will join Rev. Clenard Childress and abortion survivor Gianna Jessen along with other featured speakers to bring the message to the streets of San Francisco that abortion hurts women.

 

Dr. King and Rev. Childress will also be joining African American community leaders in Oakland on January 18th in a historical peaceful protest of the more than 30 years of unprecedented targeting of African American women by the abortion industry.

 

Speakers:

 

Dr. Alveda King, of the Martin Luther King Jr. family

Rev. Clenard Childress, founder of Black Genocide

Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor

Jesse Romero, radio host

Eduardo Verastegui, actor, star of Bella

 

Speakers and event organizers are available for interviews.

 

For more information: www.walkforlifewc.com