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Direct Action: What is it Good For?

Permanent Link | Posted by The DC Center on March 13, 2014 11:21 PM

directaction.jpgJoin us Saturday March 22nd at 3:00 PM at the DC Center for the community discussion Direct Action: What is it Good For? featuring Kelly Cogswell and Wayne Turner.

The LGBT community has a long history of direct action protests. Whether it be ACT UP, Lesbian Avengers, or more recently GET EQUAL, members of the LGBT community have often put themselves on the line, and on the streets, to advocate for change.

As the movement for LGBT equality becomes more mainstream, and more LGBT people and our allies move into positions of political power, do these types of protests make sense. When are protests like these important? When are they effective?

Join us for a community discussion on Direct Action featuring two individuals who know a thing or two about planning a protest. Kelly Cogswell is a community activist, writer, and author of Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger. Wayne Turner is an activist, attorney, and a co-founder of ACT UP DC.

The DC Center is located inside the Reeves Center, 2000 14th St NW Suite 105.


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