.- January 21. That’s the date when Californians will come together at three events across the state for pro-life advocacy and encouragement.
San Diego will host its Fifth Annual Walk for Life in the historic Balboa Park at 6th and Laurel at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 21. The event theme is “Real People, Real Stories.”
Speakers include Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego; communicator and Oklahoma Wesleyan University professor Dr. Marc Newman; Patti J. Smith of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign; Catholic priest Fr. Augustinos Torres; and Rev. Dr. Andrew Cuneo of St. Katherine of Alexandria Orthodox Church of Carlsbad, Calif.
The free San Diego event will also include Christian worship music, exhibitors, a one-mile full walk starting at the park’s Founder’s Plaza, and an optional short walk of one-quarter mile. The event website is sandiegowalkforlife.org.
In Los Angeles, the city’s Jan. 21 pro-life event OneLife LA will start at the historic La Placita Olvera church at 12 p.m. with a walk to City Hall.
At City Hall at 1:30 p.m., attendees will hear featured speakers like Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza, Telenovela star and co-founder of the Vida Initiative Karyme Lozano, author and speaker Chris Stefanick, exonerated death row inmate Kirk Bloodsworth, and musician and speaker Christopher Duffley. Food will be available for purchase.
A 5 p.m. Requiem Mass for the Unborn will be said at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
One Life LA’s website is oneLifeLA.org.
In San Francisco, the Walk for Life West Coast will meet at Civic Center Plaza. A Silent No More Awareness Campaign will begin at 10:45 a.m., while information booths for pro-life groups will open at 11 a.m.
A pro-life rally will begin at 12:30. Speakers include Pam Tebow, mother of college football star Tim Tebow; Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights without Frontiers; abortion survivor Melissa Ohden; and Pastor Clenard Childress, Jr. of BlackGenocide.org.
The Walk for Life West Coast website is www.walkforlifewc.com.