“What is about to happen here in Salt Lake City will be epic,” promised Sam Young, the leader of Protect Every Child, which is sponsoring the event. “It will launch the equivalent of a civil rights movement of our time.”
Young, a former bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was excommunicated after he pushed to end the practice of lay leaders having one-one-one interviews with children, which sometimes included sexually explicit questions.
The march will begin Saturday morning at Salt Lake City Hall, 451 S. State St., and proceed to the Utah Capitol. Keynote speakers will include:
• Tanya Brown, whose older sister was brutally murdered in 1994. Nicole Brown Simpson’s ex-husband, O.J. Simpson, was found not guilty at his criminal trial but later found legally responsible for her death at a civil trial. Tanya Brown works as an advocate in the fight against domestic violence.
Here is the schedule for the March to End Child Abuse:
8 a.m. • Begin gathering at Salt Lake City Hall.
8:30 a.m. • Rally begins.
9 a.m. • Keynote speeches.
9:30 a.m. • March to the Capitol begins.
10:30-11:15 a.m. • Live music as marchers arrive.
11:15 a.m. • Keynote speeches resume.
Noon • Rally ends.