Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Next Meeting: Tuesday * October 27 * 7PM

LGBT Equality Teach-in Planning Meeting

(UMass group)

Let's educate the community on the need to stand up for LGBT civil rights!

Tuesday * October 27 * 7PM

UMass Campus Center #803 (8th floor)

First we marched, now we organize!

Last week we met and decided a great next step for our local work building the LGBT civil rights movement would be to organize a teach-in to educate the broader community on the inequality and oppression faced by LGBT people and why we need a movement to fight it.

Come be a part of shaping this new movement!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We Marched!!! What Next?

After the National Equality March:

What's Next for the LGBT Civil Rights Movement?

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 12-1pm Lunch & 6-7:30pm Report-back
UMass-Amherst, Student Union Ballroom

On October 11, 2009, over 150 students and other activists from all 5 Colleges and Western Massachusetts joined hundreds of thousands of others as we marched on Washington, DC to demand FULL EQUALITY for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states NOW.

This was the debut of a new grassroots movement, proof that we can mobilize masses of people with little money, and that there is a new generation of civil rights activists tired of waiting for their rights and ready to struggle to win them!

But one march is not enough. We need you to get involved in building our era's civil rights movement. Join us as we report back from the march, share photos and video, and talk about the next steps. GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009


It's almost time to march! Here are the times/locations to catch the buses. As of now, there are a handful of seats left, likely to be gone very soon, so get in touch ASAP to reserve one of the last spots!

If you're on the Amherst Bus:

Meet at Haigis Mall, Presidents Drive, off of Massachusetts Ave. on the UMass campus. Google map here: http://tinyurl.com/ybj2hbj

Depart October 11, early morning: Please arrive by 12:15AM, as the bus will be leaving by 1AM. Parking is available the other side of Mass. Ave.

Return to the same location, about 3AM on October 12.


If you're on the Northampton Bus:

Meet at NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL, 380 Elm St., Northampton, MA (back parking lot...take a left off of Route 9 past Smith College, heading towards Florence). Google map here: http://tinyurl.com/yeoxtok

Depart October 11, early morning: Please arrive by 12:45AM, as the bus will be leaving by 1:30AM. Parking is on site.

Return to the same location, about 3AM on October 12.


WHAT TO BRING (no alcohol):

(1) Bring your cell phone, and make sure that it's fully charged (or buddy up with someone with a phone)!

(2) Bring a map of DC, either a street map or a printout (from Googlemaps, etc.) of the area around the Capitol, and around the intersection of 15th St and I ("Eye") Street NW, where the march will be meeting.

(3) Comfort/needs: bring food...we may have snacks, but not enough...think about 3 meals on Sunday. Also, bring a pillow/blanket if you'd like. We can leave things on the bus (but won't have access to them during the day). Also, bring water! Marching and chanting makes you thirsty.

(4) Bring SIGNS!!! Make your own signs to carry during the march.

(5) Bring some money for emergencies and concessions, and remember to save at least $2 for a tip for the bus driver on the way back!

(6) Bring a pen and some paper to write things down. I'll have handouts as well with basic info on them about where to meet after the march.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Join us for a Rally For Equality on the UMass Student Union steps! THE TIME IS NOW to demand full civil equality for LGBT people!

Bring signs and your voice and let's get a sense of our unity and strength before we march on DC!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Activists have come together to build a coalition to get more people from Western Mass. down to DC, and to continue organizing on October 12 and beyond.

We need you to join us to help build our era's civil rights movement!

Our next meeting will be at UMass Amherst on Monday, 10/5, at 7:30pm, in the GEO Office, Room 201 in the Student Union (down the stairs to the left through the main entrance, turn the corner to your left, and the office is on your right)