Friday, October 21, 2011

Why the Violence?

Event: Why the Violence? A community dialogue
When: Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th St. NW, DC
Other Info:  Bring your voices to a community hearing about anti-LGBTQ violence in the DC community.

KhushDC has been working with a newly formed collective of queer people of color (QPOC) to address issues affecting our respective communities. Our inaugural event was on June 6th during Capital Pride and our very own Rashad Ullah was the moderator with panelists Earl Fowlkes, President and CEO of the International Federation of Black Prides, Ben de Guzman, Co-Director for Programs at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), Sapna Pandya, Executive Director, Many Languages One Voice and Co-Founder, Humsafar International, David M. PĂ©rez, President of the Latino GLBT History Project and Co-Chair of the 5th Annual DC Latino Pride, and Danielle King Founder/Director of The National Aurora Campaign.

To continue the discussion, we are hosting a community dialogue about the increased violence against LGBTQ people of color in the DC area on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 6:30-8:30pm Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th Street NW, DC.

Please share with fellow community concerned community members on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=232780200114322.

We welcome you to participate in this community hearing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people of color communities in DC. Stand up and TESTIFY about what YOU THINK is causing the upsurge of alarming violence against and within our communities. This hearing is an open, public forum, and the first in a proposed series of Mobilizing the Mosaic actions being organized by a newly formed collective of Queer People of Color (QPOC) in DC. Come offer your thoughts on violence in our communities, learn about LGBTQI resources available in DC, and propose ideas for action to keep all of us safe.

The Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center is located on the corner of 14th & U Street NW. Yellow or Green line to U Street/Cardozo. Join us at Nellie's at the corner of U St. NW and 9th Street for an informal gathering to continue conversation and community building after the hearing.

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--DC QPOC is an informal collective of individuals and organizations interested in fostering unity, community, leadership and activism among Queer People of Color through educational and social events.--