Put Hands Across Alameda Monday


Residents of Alameda and surrounding cities will meet along the Alameda beach to create a human chain to promote inclusiveness.

The event, Hands Across Alameda, is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20, which is also President’s Day. Alamedans are set to continue a tradition of inclusiveness as they cross the partisan divide by crossing hands together. The event was organized through social media and promoted by the city.

“This is not a fundraiser,” said community organizer John-Michael Kyono. “It is simply a gesture of support and unity for all residents in Alameda and beyond.” 

Residents should gather along the shoreline in an effort to have the chain stretch as far and wide as possible. There will be four main meet-up locations: Crown Memorial Beach, Grand Avenue at Shoreline, Park Street at Shoreline Drive and on the Bay Trail in front of the Harbor Bay Club.

“Following on the heels of a community event last month at the Islamic Center and the Women’s March in Oakland and San Francisco, Alamedans are seeking ways to support each other and share their love of our Island,” said City Manager Jill Keimach. “I can’t think of a better way to say everyone belongs here than to join hands.”

The event starts at 3 p.m. For more information on Hands Across Alameda, contact Kyono at jmkyono@alamedavictorians.com or Sarah Henry, Alameda Public Information Officer, at shenry@alamedaca.gov