Given that turnouts at annual marches
in Miami such as the Martin Luther King march have dwindled after police turned violent in previous years, caution and dialogue became priorities for Root Cause.
The long-term effects of the marches
have been felt from the very first one.
As past marches
have done, this year's march will feature a diverse range of speakers.
But we don't have one basic thing that we asked for in 1979," says Tyler, a veteran organizer of the 1979, 1987, and 1993 marches
. "We've got to go back to Washington."
The idea for the national assembly came from Robin Tyler, a veteran activist who has organized women's music festivals as well as the rallies at the three previous gay and lesbian marches