Saturday’s Teach-in was absolutely amazing, with over a dozen of today’s most influential speakers and educators bringing to the attendees an incredible mix of passion, history, and motivation. Walter Williams, our main history speaker, received a standing ovation from the crowd. One person was overheard saying that the presentation changed his life. Try and get that out of your average college lecture, right?
From the paradoxical mix of Julius Nam and Marshall Burns in our religion break-out, to Sister Buffy and Jim Williams discussion moderated by Ange-Marie Hancock, participants had a chance to delve deeply into the hidden history of the LGBT movement that many had never seen before. And boy, is it rich!
Now it’s time to take that information and apply to the struggles we’re a part of today. Here’s what you can do:
First, join us on Wednesday, May 12th, and each Wednesday thereafter to participate in the burgeoning Equality Network. We will be discussing actions relating specifically to the upcoming Decision Day, among other things. More information on the Facebook page / Equality Network blog.
Second, as you are aware, the California Supreme Court will be issuing its decision on whether or not to repeal Proposition 8 by June 3rd. We are asking people to gather the Day of the Decision at Santa Monica and San Vicente at 7:00 PM for a rally and a march. Please find out about this event on the Facebook event page.
Also, the Saturday after Decision Day, an event called Meet in the Middle will be taking place. The entire LGBT population of California will be converging on Fresno to show our power and support of LGBT civil rights everywhere!
More than anything, it’s important that you take the lessons learned at the Teach-in to empower yourself, and keep in mind that you are part of a rich ancestry of LBGT people, reaching back through history to the dawn of time. We are a critical part of our civilization, and we must never allow ourselves to be closeted by the forces of hatred and homophobia! Use your knowledge to make change!
Stay tuned here for information about similar, upcoming events, by clicking on the “Subscribe” buttons to the right.