Madeline & Tanisha Porta / Thompson via Crowdrise
May 17, 2012
BENEFITING: QUEERS FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE
EVENT DATE: May 19, 2012
QEJ, an organization that challenges systems of oppression affecting working-class, low/no-income queers, is holding their annual interactive fundraiser: THE AMAZINGLY QUEER RACE!!!! The Race will take participants on a journey around the city finding clues and solving a puzzle--all in the name of economic justice!
575,000 to 1.6 million homeless and runaway youth are living on the streets from New York City to Los Angeles. Of these, between 20 and 40 percent are queer and/or trans. We know that systems of oppression, discrimination, poverty, and gentrification disproportionately affect communities of color. We stand with QEJ in challenging those systems and insisting that social and racial justice are the bedrock of queer liberation.
We also insist on looking fabulous while smashing the state! Please help us reach our goal, and support the amazing work of QEJ!! Contribute at any level you can, everything helps - $10, $25, $100, or beyond! Thank you!