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Annual L.A. walk to take place on Saturday

On Saturday, January 22, residents across Los Angeles County are invited to participate in OneLife Los Angeles’s eighth annual Walk for Life event, which returns back in person this year after a brief COVID-19 suspension. The event is said to promote “the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death” according to OneLife L.A.’s website.

At 11 a.m. prior to the walk, festivities including a youth and young adult kick-off event hosted by Karen Luna and Tony Pimentel will take place at Olvera Street, located at 845 N. Alameda Street in Los Angeles. The kick-off event will also feature a performance by the Francis Cabildo band.

At noon, all will be welcomed by Archbishop José Gómez at the historic plaza. At 12:30 p.m., the walk will commence and conclude about one mile north at L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street.

“This family-friendly event begins with a solidarity-building walk through downtown Los Angeles, ending with a festival, live music, food trucks, entertainment, and inspiring speakers,” OneLife L.A.’s website read.

Between 1 and 4 p.m., various speakers and performers will take the stage at the park including the aforementioned Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. OneLife’s two-hour program at the park will be hosted by Marcela Luevanos and JC Cuevas. To view the full line-up of speakers, visit: www.onelifela.org.

“Our speakers share powerful stories of what they have overcome in life and how they use that struggle to help others. These stories inspire and mobilize thousands of people to do good work every day to help those in need,” OneLife L.A.’s website said.

The event will conclude at 5 p.m. with a requiem mass for the unborn held at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, located at 555 W. Temple Street in Los Angeles.

To register for OneLife L.A.’s Saturday event, visit https://www.onelifela.org/register. To learn more about OneLife L.A., visit their website mentioned above.

“OneLife LA partners with many Southern California-based service organizations that provide life-affirming support to pregnant women, assist immigrants and refugees, the homeless, trafficking survivors, the elderly, the disabled and the dying,” their website reads. The organization also works to “help foster children find forever homes” adding, “this commitment to service ensures that participants view this event not only as a destination, but as a call to build up their communities.”

“In 2015, OneLife L.A. began in Los Angeles as a one-day event meant to catalyze a movement of love and mercy in our city and our entire community. Over the years, tens of thousands of people have gathered in downtown LA to witness the beauty and dignity of every human life,” OneLife’s website read.

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