Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Community Events: IMPACTCincinnati

From Joe Lamb/City Beat

Via Miss Chanak, via Cameron Tolle @ IMPACTCincinnati...
When IMPACT Cincinnati was founded following the passage of Proposition 8 protest late last year, we were faced with the task of putting forth our mission and philosophy for change in the Greater Cincinnati area. With several LGBTQ rights groups already active in our community, we set out to start a network of activists that would be fundamentally new and different. While LGBTQ rights remain first and foremost the reason for our existence, we also acknowledge, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” To us, this means that success is not defined solely by the realization of our goals, but that true victory will only come when our society is equitable for everyone.

It is with this vision in mind that we extend an invitation to your group for our next event, which will take place on Tuesday, April 21st at Xavier University. This event is scheduled to coincide with a lavish banquet fundraiser for Citizens for Community Values, a Cincinnati-based group that is “officially associated with Focus on the Family and Family Research Council as a Family Policy Council in Ohio” (www.ccv.org). While they espouse “family values,” CCV chooses to ignore the needs of REAL families—those that are poor, single-parent, African-American, same-sex, foster and adoptive, to name a few. In light of their oversight, we will gather on Xavier’s greenspace to let CCV know that they do not “Focus on ALL Families.” We have no intention of retaliating against CCV with the same anger or hatred with which they address us. Rather, we anticipate an evening of real family fun that will help raise money for progressive student-run organizations at XU.

If you or someone else from your organization is available, we would love for you to attend our next event planning meeting on Saturday, March 21st at 1pm in the Gallagher Student Center on Xavier’s campus. We will be discussing the details of the Focus on ALL Families event, including how we can use this opportunity to promote all of the progressive organizations in Cincinnati. To RSVP and have your group be a part of the collaboration, please email us at impactcincinnati@gmail.com or call Cameron Tolle at XXX-XXX-XXXX (please just email him).
Both events have been added to the Community Events calendar on your right.

On a side note, it's really hard to find embed codes over at Flickr...

2 comments:

Wolfie said...

Thnaks for the UPDATE.

Even though I am in "Kentucky" I'll try to round up some support.

GREAT IDEA btw. Kudo's to who thought of it!

Anonymous said...

CCV is actually based in Sharonville, which is not Cincinnati.