Sunday August 27th 2017, 10:00am
The Oval, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET
Join us for Hastings Pride where Kenric will have a group participating in the parade. The theme for Hastings Pride is:
‘1967 and the Summer of Love’
The parade starts at 11.00am and the festival will start at 12.30pm. We’ll confirm exact arrangements nearer the time.
If you’re marching with us and have one of our purple Kenric t-shirts, please wear it for the parade. If you haven’t got a Kenric t-shirt – sorry, we’ve now sold out of them.
1967 was the year homosexuality was decriminalized. The civil rights movement and second wave feminism were making significant progress. Anti-Vietnam demonstrations saw people around the world protesting the horrors of war.
1967 was also the summer of Love, a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged in San Francisco. Hippies, sometimes called flower children, were an eclectic group. Many suspicious of government, rejected consumerist values, and generally opposed the Vietnam War.
Looking back to that time it was a time of hope for positive change and people coming together to fight social injustice and for equality, exploration of self, seeing past visual or perceived differences and looking to the commonality that unites us all through our humanity.
Going back, we can find inspiration from a time which shows us all, that when we come together we can make real and positive change for society and have hope for a better future. For these reasons, Hastings Pride is going back to the summer of love to remind us all where we have come from and to find hope again for a better tomorrow.