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Queer Caucus May Meeting

  • The Church of the Village 201 West 13th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Greetings Quomrades,

Our May meeting will focus on environmental / climate-based activism from a queer perspective. Some of our quomrades have encouraged us to have a session devoted to what queer activism can contribute to the climate movement, how our history of direction action and other tactics can relate to contemporary groups like Extinction Rebellion.

Additionally, we recently quietly passed the one year anniversary of David Buckel's self-immolation in Prospect Park. What does it say that a man who fought for queer rights (specifically, on the issue of marriage) ended up giving his life for this movement? What does it say about the mainstream LGBTQIA agenda?

Below are unrequired by relevant readings on the matter.

https://grist.org/article/what-the-queer-community-brings-to-the-fight-for-climate-justice/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/15/david-buckel-lawyer-climate-change-protest

We are signed up to table at the outer borough Pride festivals, please sign up to volunteer for one of the shifts if you can:
https://forms.gle/mZzvwN2n5qo8LJdD7

It's also time to sign up to volunteer to help for the day of the Queer Liberation March - the product of Reclaim Pride Coalition's efforts all year:
Volunteer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeo52RpnbFjKrTnmZYakdCvp-Y1dF0lV-EgrVRKrDbH0_z79g/viewform
Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2124948934418624/

Let the OC know if there is anything you would like to add to the agenda.

It will be a great meeting, hope to see you there! ✊🏳️‍🌈🌹

If you are interested in joining the OC, let us know! You can give a short statement at the meeting and have the QC vote for new OC members at any meeting!

QC OC members:
Natalie James
Mike McCabe
Dezi Hendra
Victor E. Thompson-Mas
Eric Harvieux

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