The above video is of the late founder of the original Los Angeles Million Marijuana March, Sister Somayah Kambui at her last appearance at the 2008 Global Marijuana March, an event she and Dana Beal originated in 1999 and she produced every year until her death. This year’s mic is open and ready for your voice on May 5, 2012 to pick up the liberation flag that she, Jack Herer, Michelle Rainey, Gatewood Galbraith, Peter McWilliams and countless others have made available for us to speak through. Leave a note below if you’d like to be included in the organizational activities and parties. The general structure, subject to fine tuning, is below. We are hemping now.
WHO: Los Angeles 14th Annual Global Marijuana March
Executive Producers R. W. Akile (501c3) and Moori Bey, Producers Sister Undine (the late Sister Somayah’s nurse), J. Nayer Hardin, Richard M. Davis who is the founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, Treasurer Oba Ire, Music & Art Director, Sherwood Akuna Phone 213 – 640-0115 – Event Blog http://www.lagmm.wordpress.com
WHAT: Uniting the Greater Los Angeles Area’s marijuana activist with like minds all over the planet
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012 High Noon – Dusk,
Press interviews & conference 10 a – 11a,
Street Corner bullhorn promotions, 11a–12n –
March up Crenshaw to Leimert Park High Noon – 2-3p;
Celebration in Leimert Park 3p – Dusk
WHERE: West Adams/Leimert Park sections of Los Angeles, CA;
Start Adams & Crenshaw 11a – March/Parade – High Noon;
End Leimert Park
WHY: Stop the drug war and re-institute Hemp For Victory.
HOW: Wide range of speakers, activists and community support folks showing and teaching the many benefits of hemp, like it’s ability to cure the increased cancers resulting from the nuclear crisis from our Japan.
OPPORTUNITY: As part of the international event, on May 5th – the 14th Annual Los Angeles Global Marijuana March brings together clubs, patients, business people, media and others involved in the modern legalization movement to share ideas, strategize and have a really good time. The most obvious benefits include direct reach without wasted impressions advertising, networking and discussing vital applications as we push through the best solution to many of our problems, hemp, by whatever name floats your boat (which could be made from hemp plastics).
This year’s event marks a historic opportunity to march, ride, float, speak or just take pictures/video to post on the web and other media, down Crenshaw on a Saturday afternoon with a police escort, carrying your legal plants with pride and joy if you’d like. Many live uploads to the web are encouraged to afford an international stage for hemp enthusiasts.
NARRATIVE: On May 5, 2012 at high noon, many hemp activists will meet-up smoking on Adams & Crenshaw in LA. Key activists and speakers will be available for press interviews from 10a – 11a. From 11a to 12 noon is street corner organizing, promoting, where many take the bullhorn and speak on the need to end the drug war now. At 12 noon the 2.1 mile march/parade up Crenshaw to Leimert Park begins. The marchers, some carrying live hemp plants, some marching as part of a hoodie rally component, will also march in support of the end of lynching, marching with a LAPD escort, due to arrive at the park between 2-3 pm. There will be floats from clubs, patients and industrial hemp companies. The balance of the event in the park consists of a community celebration including speakers, live music and an innovative vendors market where people can get their medical marijuana certification, taste hemp foods and see hemp fashions. All are welcomed.