The SAME 5th Anniversary holiday social will be held at the Bamboo Lounge (1475 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103) on Dec 13th at 7:00pm! YES, Folks! SAME has reached 5 years of fighting on behalf of LGBTQIA Justice issues.
We ask everyone to come on over for good times, and good food/drink as we send out this year, and look forward in hope and determination towards a new year filled with Love and Justice to all!. Join us!
Family & Friends,
Please join us at the Headquarters of Canvass For A Cause (2139 1st Ave, Unit 100, San Diego, CA) for this special discussion.
The U.S. prison industrial complex is an extremely brutal and oppressive system of injustice. As community members & allies, we must respond to the systemic violence against LGBTQ people and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.
Join Black & Pink San Diego, Canvass for a Cause, & SAME Alliance for two events in one fierce afternoon!
WHY WE RALLY
Transgender students moved one step closer to justice with the passing of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266) this year. This brand new California bill guarantees transgender students safe access to necessary school facilities & activities in public schools. As you may know, this bill and these students are under attack by national transphobic organizations. Over the past 90 days, they have been running a media smear campaign against trans* youth and lying to the public to get this issue on the ballot. We Meet AT 6:30pm under the Hillcrest Pride Flag! ( University Ave and Normal St, San Diego, CA )
California officials have until Nov. 20th to count & validate signatures. WHETHER THEY QUALIFY THE REFERENDUM OR NOT, WE WILL RALLY IN HILLCREST TO SUPPORT OUR YOUTH!
Join us on Sat, Nov 23rd, 2013, 7pm at the "Joyce Beers Community Center" (3900 Vermont St, San Diego, CA. 92103 - In Hillcrest) for this very Special Screening of "Two Spirits"
Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.
"Two Spirits" interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.
In Navajo culture, there are four genders; some indigenous cultures recognize more. Native activists working to renew their cultural heritage adopted the English term “two-spirit” as a useful shorthand to describe the entire spectrum of gender and sexual expression that is better and more completely described in their own languages. The film demonstrates how they are revitalizing two-spirit traditions and once again claiming their rightful place within their tribal communities.
*Sponsored by SAME Alliance, Activist San Diego, & Canvass for a Cause.
(Image via Lydia Nibley/Riding The Tiger Productions)