Canvass for a Cause

The Prison-Industrial Complex and The Queer Experience.

02/17/2014 - 7:00pm
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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)

SAME joins the Return of the Rally to Defend Trans* Rights!

01/11/2014 - 4:00pm
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Join SAME, Canvass for a Cause, and other allies at the corner of University Ave & 6Th Ave in the Hillcrest area of San Diego on Jan 11th, 2014 at 4pm!

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. Since the fall of 2013, they have been running a media smear campaign against trans* youth and lying to the public to get this issue on the ballot.

California officials have until Jan. 8th to complete a random verification sample of the signatures. Depending on the validity rate, they may either a) qualify the referendum b) fail to qualify the referendum or c) trigger a complete verification process which would take until March to complete. WHETHER THEY QUALIFY THE REFERENDUM OR NOT, WE WILL RALLY IN HILLCREST TO SUPPORT OUR YOUTH!

"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
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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)

SAME supports: Rally to demand Rep Duncan D Hunter support the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA)

05/22/2013 - 10:00am
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On Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Canvass for a Cause, SAME members and allies will be hosting a press conference outside of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter's El Cajon office (1611 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste 310
El Cajon, CA 92020)We will deliver all 7,511 letters to him and hear from LGBTQ youth speakers who have experienced bullying as well as activists who have been fighting to end bullying both locally and federally.

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