Thursday, June 14, 2012

HBGC Day of Awareness Massachusetts Statehouse 6/14/2012

HBGC Day of Awareness for the LGBT Community

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, HBGC will host its 2012 Day of Awareness and Action.  

For the day, community members, advocates, and elected officials will convene at the Massachusetts State House to discuss three key issues that impact communities of color and the LGBTQ community: immigration, the criminal justice system, and youth homelessness. 

The day allows community members to gather information and take action on timely social issues that disproportionately impact our communities. The day will also be used to shed light on current state legislation that could have dire consequences for those who identify as LGBTQ, a person of color, or both. After the event, participants are encouraged to visit their elected officials to continue the conversation. Allies are encouraged to attend and participate.

Continued Activities over the next few days, and check out HBGC in the media for past activities.

Spiritual Growth Group

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Women's Council Interest Meeting

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

25 West Street 5th Floor

"Are you interested in seeing more services, programs and opportunities for women of color in Boston? Join us to lend your thoughts and ideas as HBGC works to create a Women's Council to address these needs."

 25 West Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
rsvp to:

June Book Club

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Community Circle Discussion Group
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

At this event you will have an opportunity to:

  • Participate in a dialogue on each of these topics with elected officials, advocates, and community members.  
  • Express your support or opposition to pending legislation related to the day's topic
  • Meet with elected officials or legislative aides representing your district  
  • Sign up for phonebanking, canvassing, and get out the vote campaigns supported by HBGC and our event partners
  • Register to vote
  • Build community and coalitions with social justice organizations across the state 
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided. RSVP requested but not required. Please email to RSVP. 

Event Schedule for 6/14/2012 Day of Awareness

Resources have been linked to representatives, various coalitions, committees, and legislation.

(Pulled directly from the program)

Reminder: Come early to pass through the security checkpoint and arrive on time.

12:00 - 12:15:  Welcome

12:15 - 1:00: Immigration & Our Community

1:00 - 1:45: The Criminal Justice System & Our Community

  • With focus on Stand Your Ground and Three Strikes legislation. Featuring Representative Carlos Henriquez and special guests from Boston Branch NAACP, Black & Pink and the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition. 

1:45 - 2:30: Homeless Youth & Our Community

2:30 - 3:00: Closing & Review of Advocacy Action Items

3:00 - 5:00: Meeting With Legislators & Legislative Aides (Optional) 

    Meeting With Legislators & Legislative Aides

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