This just in from the Audre Lorde Project!
The Audre Lorde Project Presents the First Annual BEDSTUY PRIDE 2011
Initiated by the Safe OUTside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color Center for Community Organizing.
August 21, 2011, 12pm-6pm
Von King Park (Tompkins Park)
670 Lafayette Ave (between Marcy and Tompkins Aves)
A, C to Nostrand Ave, G to Bedford-Nostrand Aves, G to Myrtle Willoughby Aves
Come join the Safe OUTside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project for our first annual BEDSTUY PRIDE. The Safe OUTside the System (SOS) Collective is an anti-violence program led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) people of color. We are devoted to challenging hate and police violence by using community based strategies rather than relying on the police.
Why BedStuy Pride?
The Audre Lorde Project’s S.O.S. Collective will host the 1st Annual Bed-Stuy Pride to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender and Gender-Non-Conforming people of color in the Bed-Stuy community. The day will feature performances, artists, vendors, activities for youth and adults, and more! Bed Stuy Pride 2011 is an opportunity for neighborhood folks to come together and celebrate the fabulous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community in the neighborhood many of us grew up , and currently, live in. As an anti-violence community-based collective, SOS feels that one of the best ways to combat violence in our community is to start at home. Bed Stuy Pride 2011 is an opportunity for us to show our community how truly fabulous we are, Brooklyn style!
Volunteers are needed day of BedStuy Pride! All BedStuy Pride Volunteers and ALP members are encouraged to attend an outreach training and orientation that is scheduled on Tuesday, August 16th from 7pm-9pm at the Brooklyn office. Volunteers will learn more about organizing by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming People of Color. Come to the Audre LordeProject’s BedStuy Pride Outreach & Volunteer Training & Orientation for People of Color and learn how to rep ALP and build our member base at BedStuy Pride and throughout NYC.
Volunteer for Security!
We need more volunteers for security! Volunteer to help keep our community safe by volunteering for security. We have scheduled a security training on Tuesday, August 16th from 7-9pm to RSVP contact Irma Salvatierra Bajar (see below). The security training is mandatory for new security volunteers and any security folks that have never volunteered in this position before.
Contact: Chelsea Johnson-Long at 718-596-0342 ext. 11, cjohnsonlong[at]alp.org
Volunteers Needed! Contact: Irma Salvatierra Bajar at 212.463.0342 ext. 17, ibajar[at]alp.org
Sponsors: NYC Anarchist Black Cross
Endorsers in Formation: Brooklyn Men (K)onnect (BMK), Azucar! – A Queer Latin Dance Party, Lutheran Family Health Center- Project Reach Youth, New York City Anti-Violence Project, Ali Forney Center, Counterpublic NYC, New Yorker for Safe Transit, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, Pretty Queer.com, Sanctuary for Families- the LGBT Initiative/ Community Law Project, Committee against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV), Brown Girls Burlesque, Marimacho Brooklyn, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment-Gabriela USA, Q-WAVE, Right Rides, FIERCE, Roots and River Productions, Brooklyn Pride, Queer Women/Trans Caribbean Collective, Community Board 3, LadyMacho Events, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Circle of Voices Inc.,, GMAD, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, Palante Technology, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Support New York, The Leeway Foundation