Canvass for a Cause

SAME Sez: March with Pride ~ GUERRILLA PRIDE at SD Pride 2014!

07/19/2014 - 10:00am
guerrilla pride 2014 contingent

Rad Queers,

Join MEMBERS of SAME Alliance, Guerrilla Pride San Diego, Canvass for a Cause, Black & Pink SD & MORE for a rAdiCal Queer contingent in the San Diego Pride Parade :)

This will be SAME's Sixth appearance at the parade and we are proud to be marching as as part of a united progressive voice with all like-minded groups and people. We are Contingent Number 152 in Zone K. The Parade route will begin for all contingents at 11am at Normal St and University Ave. We will march for about 1.5 miles and the route ends at Balboa Park at 6th ave. We ask that you get to Normal St and University Ave early around 9:30/10am. If you are driving, you can park your car at the Naval Hospital Parking lot on Park Ave and President's Way. Shuttles will be provided for you and drop you off at Normal St.

Guerrilla Pride San Diego 2014 happens Sat, June 14th at 2pm

06/14/2014 - 2:00pm
guerrilla pride 2014

Join us for San Diego's Second Annual Guerrilla Pride! It will take place on Sat, June 14th at 2pm. The address is: 2139 1st Ave, Unit 100, San Diego, CA 92101 (Canvass For A Cause's Headquarters in the "Banker's Hill/Uptown" area) The event is FREE and open to the public! SAME is an official supporter of this event and a few of our members have been part of the planning as well.

This fantastic event will include:
Radical queer workshops, free vegan food, live music, art exhibits, and MORE!!!

Workshops scheduled to include topics such as:
Queering Sex
Queer People and the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)
Sexism in the LGBT Community
LGBTQ Struggles Worldwide: Homonationalism, Colonialism and the Roots of Homophobia.
(Schedule of events TBA and workshops are subject to change. Check back for updates!)

The Prison-Industrial Complex and The Queer Experience.

02/17/2014 - 7:00pm
black and pink

Speaker Program 7pm Monday Feb 17th at The Joyce Beers Center (3900 Vermont St in San Diego.)

Why is the U.S. prison system called the "New Jim Crow"?

Why are private companies getting into the prison business, and how do they think it's going to benefit their bottom lines?

Why is there a higher incarceration rate in the U.S. than any country in the world?

What is the connection between the expanding U.S. prison population and the "War on Drugs?"

How do gender-variant people fare in U.S. prisons?

is abolishing the prison system a real possiblity?

Join SAME, CFAC, and Activist San Diego, as we host James Messer and Cathy Mendonca of Black and Pink San Diego, and Leo Lawrence of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition to find out the answers. See you there! (Image via Black and Pink San Diego)

"Two Spirits" Film Screening at Hillcrest's Joyce Beers Center

11/23/2013 - 7:00pm
Two Spirits

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.

http://twospirits.org/    Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=BUmYXI7k4y8

*Sponsored by SAME Alliance, Activist San Diego, & Canvass for a Cause.

(Image via Lydia Nibley/Riding The Tiger Productions)

Join SAME and CFAC at Pride @ The Beach 2013!

10/12/2013 - 11:00am
pride @ the beach 2013

Yes! SAME and Canvass For A Cause(CFAC) will again co-table at this year's event. Join us on Oct 12th, 2013 at 238 N The Strand. Oceanside, CA (Betty's Lot) from 11-am to 6pm.  

This year, Pride @ The Beach will be preforming a mass wedding ceremony on stage at 5:00pm.

For directions, go to this link http://www.northcountypride.com/?page_id=23  .

The North County LGBTQ Resource Center's goal; to reunite all LGBT organizations and groups in North County in order to give a voice to our presence, create more visibility, and improve our lives.

Each year the Pride @ The Beach event raises funding for their Annual GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) Awards. These awards go directly to North County Gay/Straight Alliance clubs in the middle schools and high schools. These clubs promote respect for diversity in their schools, play a critical role in stopping and prevent harassment and discrimination
against LGBTQ students, and help ensure that schools are safe for everybody. Our youth need our support. Join us!  (Image via North County LGBTQ Resource Center/North County Pride)

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