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Williamson, Hernandez to speak at San Diego Pride rally

Marianne Williamson

San Diego LGBT Pride welcomes Spirit of Stonewall rally keynote speaker Marianne Williamson, a New York Times best-selling author and founder of the Peace Alliance and Project Angel Food in Los Angeles. She’ll be joined by Tucson hero and political activist Daniel Hernandez Jr., who came to the immediate aid of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after a gunman fired on her and 18 other people at a public appearance in Arizona in February.

The rally starts at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, on the main festival stage at Marston Point in Balboa Park. The event officially kicks off Pride weekend, which features a mile-long parade at 11 a.m., July 16, and a two-day festival in the park, July 16 and 17.

Through The Peace Alliance, Williamson supports Congressional legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. She is also the author of 10 books focusing on spiritual enlightenment, four of which landed on the New York Times’ bestsellers list.

Over the past several years, she has been featured in such films as The Power of Forgiveness and Living Luminaries on the Serious Business of Happiness.

Daniel Hernandez Jr.

Hernandez is a Tucson native and a political science major at the University of Arizona, where he serves as director on the Arizona Students’ Association’s board of directors advocating affordable and accessible education. He is also trained in nursing and phlebotomy, which he utilized for saving Gifford’s life. He has been celebrated by President Obama and the media as an American hero, though humbly rejects the title.

For more information about San Diego Pride events, or to sign up for volunteer positions, call 619-297-7683 or visit the web site at SanDiegoPride.org.



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