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|SAN FRANCISCO: Int'l Holocaust Remembrance Day Tree Dedication at Pink Triangle Park|
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|Date||Saturday January 27|
|Time||12:00 PM - 12:00 PM|
|Organizer/Author||Pink Triangle Park SF|
|John [at] pinktrianglepark.org|
SAN FRANCISCO: Pink Triangle Park + Memorial, 2454 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Tree planting starts @ 9 a.m.: wear appropriate clothing for digging/gardening if you wish to help with planting
Tree Dedication @ 12 p.m.
INT’L HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: TREE DEDICATION AT PINK TRIANGLE PARK
Pink Triangle Park + Memorial
2454 Market St., San Francisco
January 27, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m. for Tree Dedication
Come as early as 9 a.m. if you want to get in on the dirt! Always projects!
Pink Triangle Park + Memorial invites you to attend a special re-placing tree dedication for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Very informal with a few possible speakers (Senator Scott Wiener expressed interest!).
Bring a snack to share!
Tools, gloves, water are provided. There are public restrooms nearby. Wear appropriate clothing when working with thorns, no open toe shoes.
Anyone interested in speaking at the dedication please contact John
RSVP: john [at] pinktrianglepark.org
(415) 830 – 1799
PINK TRIANGLE PARK & MEMORIAL
The Pink Triangle Park is the first permanent, free-standing memorial in the United States dedicated to the persecuted and murdered homosexuals during the Nazi era. The park and monument was conceived and built by the Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association (EVNA), a neighborhood association for the Castro, Upper Market and Duboce Triangle areas. The park continues to evolve as a living human rights memorial with the dedication from local residents and businesses, school kids, tourists and visitors, along with the generous support from private and public donors.
The Monument: California granite pylons rise in remembrance of the tens of thousands of homosexual men who were persecuted, imprisoned and murdered during and after the reign of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
Throughout history, there are times when prejudice overwhelms all reason and humanity. Such was the case under the Nazis. But even after the Nazis’ defeat, the discrimination against the gay community continued, using Paragraph 175 of the penal code. Briefly freed from concentration camps by Allied troops, those prisoners wearing the pink triangle badges were returned to finish their sentences. Those who survived two imprisonments emerged as second-class citizens, even under democratically elected governments.
Pink Triangle Park is a place of remembrance and reflection, to wonder and educate, a quiet place to repair and renew. This hallowed ground attempts to remind how persecution of any individual or single group of people inevitably damages all humanity. Please pause for a moment to reflect upon the moral, ethical and spiritual aspects of that time and to embrace the individual responsibilities all people share as citizens of a democracy.
Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 26th, 2018 12:39 PM