September 04, 2003

This Is Not a Protest

Since I'm getting this so late, I'm not sure if I will be able to lend my support in person, but take a look:

Subj: [ALP-announce] Harvey Milk School-9/8¬
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003 5:30:59 PM
From: alp-announce-admin@mediajumpstart.net

Fred Phelp's (a¬ white conservative christian fundamentalist most know for protesting Matthew Shephard's funeral) is protesting the first day of school at Harvey Milk High School.¬ The Audre Lord Project will be there in support of the students, but is not organizing a formal counter protest.

If you would like to join ALP, come to the school¬ at¬ 2 Astor¬ Place, 7:30am on Monday, Sept. 8.¬ ¬ Look for the ALP banner.¬ If you have any questions please contact Loyda Colon at 718-596-0342 EXT 20 or lcolon@alp.org

[enjoying life, will be back some time soon]

Posted by ronn at September 4, 2003 10:59 PM

Comments
Although I won't be there, I support the school and I hope to do some volunteer work there. It makes me sad that people are so intent on trying to hurt children. Folks don't wanna address the homophobic violence in schools (or racism, sexism, agism, ad naseum), and it's frustrating. I know what it was like, and I know others do, as well. Volunteering isn't the solution, but it's a start. Posted by: steven on September 6, 2003 02:11 PM