LGBTQ Homeless Youth are speaking out about the increase in violence on the hill! So Act and TAKE BACK THE HILL!
Youth identified the need to protect queer and trans* safe space that helps us stay in touch with ourselves, creates pride in who we are, values the unique forms of LGBTQ expression and resistance and helps to maintain a cohesive queer and trans* culture. Out of this desire, youth from WERQ Winter Institute decided their community advocacy project will be an action called ‘Take Back the Hill’.
Take Back the Hill is a queer and trans* youth led action on
April 10th beginning at 7:30pm and initially gathering at the corner of Broadway and Pine. Activists will march down Pine and Pike while video interviewing neighbors to actively engage community in a dialogue around queer and trans* safety, advocates will lead a Social Justice Chalk Tour where activists will identify places homeless youth experienced violence or harassment on the hill, and youth will deliver letters to Capitol Hill businesses requesting more queer and trans* friendly business practices.
Adult allies are welcomed and all are invited to wear colorful, festive attire. We want to be seen! Music will also be included! This is an action of celebration of queer and trans* youth culture.
This action is sponsored by LGBTQ Allyship, Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets and Entre Hermanos. If your organization would like to sponsor this event please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info – Allyship Facebook