Rainbow Honor Walk

Rainbow Honor Walk To Be Dedicated in San Francisco

Rainbow Honor Walk

Rainbow Honor Walk To Be Dedicated in San Francisco


WHAT:
Rainbow Honor Walk To Be Dedicated in San Francisco
All funds, over $100,000, for first 20 plaques raised privately
AT&T leads efforts with $25,000 Gift
$ 22,000 donated by Ron Collins during Beth Van Hoesen Exhibit Benefit

WHEN: 11am, Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WHERE: Harvey Milk Plaza: Castro & Market Streets, San Francisco

WHO:
Speakers:
David Perry, Rainbow Honor Walk Co-Founder & Chair
Supervisor Scott Wiener
Tom DeCaigny, SF Cultural Affairs Director

WEB: www.rainbowhonorwalk.org

DETAILS: Over 20 years in the making and commemorating centuries of historic LGBT contributions, The Rainbow Honor Walk (www.rainbowhonorwalk.org) will be unveiled at 11am on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the sidewalks of San Francisco’s Castro District .

Envisioning the Rainbow Honor Walk, a volunteer committee of community leaders received the unanimous support of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to create the sidewalk monument. Each phase of construction will honor twenty individuals. The walk will eventually extend from the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy on 19th Street at Diamond down to Castro Street—the LGBT community’s “Main Street”—and will continue up Market Street with additional extensions on 18th Street. On Market Street, San Francisco’s main thoroughfare, the Walk will continue to the LGBT Center at Octavia Boulevard. All funds for the Walk’s design and manufacture – over $100,000 for the first 20 plaques — were raised privately.

Comprised of 3 foot x 3 foot bronze plaques embedded in the sidewalk, the Rainbow Honor Walk salutes the groundbreaking achievements of noted LGBT individuals throughout history. The first 20 honorees were announced in 2011, and in 2012 The Rainbow Honor Walk solicited design proposals from around the world. A jury of artists and cultural leaders selected the winning design by architect Carlos Casuso of Madrid, Spain. The plaques were manufactured by Mussi Artworks of Berkeley, California with creative oversight of the process spearheaded by Lawrence Noble, head of the sculpture department at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.

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