HRC President Alphonso David discusses Pride & anti-racism on Cheddar’s Pride special; David to join #BlackLivesMatter Town Hall TONIGHT
“People of color have historically lived in a state of oppression. People are now fortunately waking up to see this reality.”@HRC President @AlphonsoDavid discusses #Pride and anti-racism. #CheddarLive pic.twitter.com/JTdfXvKDBQ— Cheddar�� (@cheddar) June 2, 2020
HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID SPEAKS TO THE ADVOCATE ON RACIAL JUSTICE AND LGBTQ EQUALITY: In a wide-ranging interview, David discussed racial justice, HRC’s work to vote Trump out of office and how to celebrate Pride this year. “Racial justice should be core and central to our mission,” said David. Read more from Trudy Ring at The Advocate, and check back for David’s full Inside With The Advocate video interview soon.
WHAT WE’LL BE WATCHING WEDNESDAY -- TONIGHT AT 6 P.M., HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID JOINS EQUALITY FLORIDA FOR AN LGBTQ #BLACKLIVESMATTER TOWN HALL: The virtual town hall is being hosted by Equality Florida, and comes as Pride Month begins and as the past several months have seen a rash of horrific incidents of racial violence and profiling in Minneapolis, Georgia, Louisville, New York City and more. RSVP to virtually attend the town hall here. HRC will also stream the event to its social channels (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube). More information is available here.
.@HRC President @AlphonsoDavid will join @equalityfl on Wednesday, June 3 for an LGBTQ #BlackLivesMatter town hall. Join him and fellow civil rights leaders as they discuss how the LGBTQ community can combat racial violence and white supremacy. ⤵️ https://t.co/Z4o6i71VLn— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 2, 2020
HRC RESPONDS TO ENACTMENT OF PUERTO RICO CIVIL CODE REVISIONS: HRC criticized leaders’ failure to explicitly include vital comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents, and condemned the legislature's amendment process, which was rushed through during a pandemic and did not allow sufficient opportunity for civic participation. “The government has failed to carry out its primary duty of ensuring the safety and well-being of all Puerto Ricans, including LGBTQ Puerto Ricans,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “This year, there has been an alarming uptick in killings of LGBTQ people on the island. The government should be doubling down on passing legal protections for the LGBTQ community and sending a clear message that LGBTQ people’s lives are worthy of equal dignity and respect.” Read more from HRC in English and Español, and from the Washington Blade and El Nuevo Día.
HRC RELIGION & FAITH PROGRAM DIRECTOR MICHAEL VAZQUEZ ON TRUMP’S USE OF RELIGIOUS SITES AS POLITICAL TOOLS: “I was on the front lines when Donald Trump ordered the police to attack peaceful protesters last night in Washington D.C., all for a staged photo op in front of St. John’s Church. As a protester, advocate and theologian, it was the most horrific experience of my life,” said Vazquez (@mvsebastian). “Religion is not a political tool for tyranny but a medium for advancing justice, liberation, and equity. The Gospel of Luke records Mary, mother of God, singing that God will bring down the mighty from their thrones -- that work of the Divine in the world is the work of facilitating justice. We will continue to advocate, resist, and fight for this country and the freedoms so many have died for -- in our cries as we protest in the streets, and in our voices that will be heard on Election Day.” Read more here.
SUNDAY -- 14-YEAR-OLD HRC YOUTH AMBASSADOR TO HOST ‘PRIDE DRIVE’ IN BUFFALO GROVE, IL: On Sunday, June 7 at noon, HRC Youth Ambassador Molly Pinta and her fellow Buffalo Grove community members will celebrate LGBTQ pride from the safety of their yards and cars with a “Pride Drive.” Attendees are encouraged to visit the event in their car or to walk by wearing masks and practicing safe six feet social distancing. Please reach out if you’re interested in interviewing Molly and her family, or would like to receive photos of the event. Route information can be found here.
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