Greetings, Esteemed Quomrades!
The April NYC DSA will be on Tuesday, 4/9 from 7-8:30pm at the Church of the Village on W. 13th St across the street from the LGBT Center. It will be in the COBC room in the basement of the Church.
Please also note that we are now meeting the second Tuesday of each month at this time and location through the end of the year.
The QC has decided to discontinue meeting at The Center through the end of 2019 due to various concerns in the way the Center is run culminating in The Center's decision to rent space to an alt right panel. Though, following queer community outrage (including the NYC DSA Queer Caucus) The Center cancelled the alt right panel, the QC believes that the Center has substantial work to do in regards transparency and accountability in terms of the decision to provide space for the panel, as well as in becoming a safe and inclusive space for the more vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community generally.
We are dedicating our April meeting to Chelsea Manning, who remains incarcerated in horrific conditions while resisting Trump Administration persecution of press freedoms. And we are honored to have a special guest speaker, Janus Rose. Janus is Chelsea's friend and publicist, and a member of her jail support committee, Chelsea Resists. Janus will give a presentation about Chelsea's grand jury resistance activism, followed by Q & A and discussion.
We will also have updates from Queer Caucus participation in the Tiffany Caban for Queens District Attorney campaign (related to the Queer Caucus sex worker rights campaign) and from Reclaim Pride, the other Queer Caucus campaign.
It will be a great meeting, hope to see you there! ✊🏳️🌈🌹