We The People
Please follow these instructions to help create a safe environment for all

We The People
Please follow these instructions to help create a safe environment for all

  • Stick with friends or a group: It's always safer to stay in a group when attending public events, especially if you're unfamiliar with the area. Stick with friends or join a group that is participating in the WTP.

  • Dealing with Hate Groups: Unfortunately, there may be Hate Groups or their allies who attempt to disrupt the event.

    • First and foremost, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take steps to stay safe in public spaces. This can include avoiding areas or events where hate groups are known to gather, or where you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. If you do find yourself in a situation where you feel threatened, it is important to trust your instincts and take steps to remove yourself from the situation as quickly and safely as possible.

    • If you are confronted or heckled:
      • Do not respond to their attempts to provoke you. Their goal will be to portray you as the aggressor in any encounter.  
      • Report the incident to the police or security personnel. Given the current environment, there will be a very high police presence. They are there to keep the peace and will respond to prevent this type of aggression.

  • Stay hydrated: Make sure to drink plenty of water. The average high temperature in Fort Lauderdale during the month of July is 89 degrees.

  • Dress appropriately: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move around in easily. Consider wearing sun protection as the march will be around the middle of the day. 

  • Carry minimal valuables: Leave your valuables at home, if possible, or carry only what you need in a secure bag or pocket. Be mindful of your personal belongings and keep them close to you at all times.

  •  Know your rights: Familiarize yourself with your legal rights, especially as they pertain to your sexual orientation or gender identity. If you experience any discrimination or harassment, know how to report it to a member of the security staff for the march.

  • Protect your Online Privacy: It is important to be mindful of your online presence and take steps to protect your privacy and security. 
    • This can include being careful about the personal information you share online, such as your location or contact information, and using privacy settings to limit who can see your online activity. 
    • It is also a good idea to be cautious about engaging with strangers online, particularly if they seem to be targeting you or expressing hateful or threatening views. 
    • For more information on protecting your online privacy click here

Remember, the most important thing is to stay aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. Have fun, be safe, and share the following information with your marchers. 

July 2

Esplanade Park

UNITED we Stand. TOGETHER we March.