FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the National Co-Chairs of the Equality March for Unity and Pride launched its Queer Resistance Bootcamp, an afternoon of grassroots trainings to arm attendees with the tools and skills for community organizing and resistance needed to keep their activism going long after the march. The purpose of the Bootcamp is to offer local DC advocates, and those that travel to DC for the march, an opportunity to get practical education about the LGBTQ+ movement, tools to resist backward policies, skills to push our progress forward, and opportunities to connect local and national allies. The Queer Resistance Bootcamp will be led by a group of local DC LGBTQ+ organizers the afternoon of June 11th.
“From the beginning, the Equality March for Unity and Pride has engaged local community organizers,” said local LGBTQ+ community organizer Khadijah Tribble “Now, after months of planning with the most diverse group of LGBTQ+ activists I’ve ever seen, we’re ecstatic to engage on our issues during, and long after the march. With this Bootcamp, attendees will receive evidence-based information from seasoned, successful activists to organize their communities to win full equality.”
- WHO: Local organizers and allies of the LGBTQ+ communities
- WHAT: Queer Resistance Bootcamp
- WHEN: Sunday June 11, 2017. Session 1 is 12 pm – 1 pm. Session 2 is 3 pm – 5 pm.
- WHERE: 755 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
RSVP and CONTACT INFORMATION
RSVP online at https://www.facebook.com/events/1961937900709890
About The Equality March for Unity and Pride:
The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscape, and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals. For more information, visit www.equalitymarch2017.org.