OAKLAND -- Friends and family of Luke "Sasha" Fleischman, the teen severely injured in an alleged arson attack last week, will march Thursday night from Oakland High School to hang rainbow ribbons on bus poles along the No. 57 AC Transit line.

Fleischman, 18, was on the bus on the night of Nov. 4 when a 16-year-old, later identified by police as Oakland High School student Richard Thomas took out a lighter and set Fleischman's skirt on fire.

Fleischman, who identifies as "nonbinary" gender and often wears a skirt, was riding the bus home from school in Berkeley when the fire was intentionally set while the bus was in the area of MacArthur Boulevard and Ardley Avenue, police said. Thomas was later arrested and charged with two felonies.

Fleischman continues to recover at a San Francisco burn center and could be home later this month.

Supporters will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Park and MacArthur boulevards and walk to Ardley Avenue. Marchers are encouraged to wear bright colors and bring colorful ribbons to attach to the bus poles. A dinner at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 1658 Excelsior Ave. will follow.

Meanwhile, Fleischman's family has reopened a donation page on the web to continue to raise money for the teen. Last week, supporters donated more than $20,000 in two days and the family shut down the site, but repeated public inquiries led the family to reopen the page.

The funds raised will go to the teen's medical and rehabilitation needs and to promote education, tolerance, and non-violence. To donate, go to https://fundly.com/helping-sasha-fleischman-have-a-speedy-recovery.

Reach Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.