Safe Neighborhood Summit Needs Endorsers/Volunteers!
Saturday, April 16th, 2011, 12pm-6pm
1368 Fulton St between Brooklyn & New York Aves
A to Nostrand, C to Kingston Throop, B44, B43, B25
“On my way home from the last S.O.S. meeting I was verbally harassed on the Uptown C Train.”
“My wife and I always call each other when we reach our destination. That way we can make sure that we get home safe.”
Our Safe Neighborhood Campaign was started in 2007 by community members as a response to a number of devastating incidents of violence in Central Brooklyn. By working with local businesses, organizations, and community institutions we began creating strategies to intervene and prevent violence in our communities. Since then the campaign has grown to train 10 businesses, organizations, and community institutions in preventing and intervening in violence. As always, this year's Summit will focus on individual and community safety systems for LGBTSTGNC people of color without relying on the police. Instead we will promote creative community-based alternatives to violence.
How to Become an Endorser:
1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get an endorser form. Fill it our and retrun in no later than Monday, March 14th
2. Publicize the Summit by making announcements at events, flyering, or outreaching to members.
3. Pick two or more representatives of your organization to attend the Summit and send their names to email@example.com no later than Monday, March 14th
How to Become a Volunteer:
Fill out a registration form, and select the times/dates you are available: https://spreadsheets.google.com/embeddedform?formkey=dEJ6QTVVUGgxUGllQndLUHRuWGl2X3c6MQ
About the S.O.S. Collective...The Safe OUTside the System (SOS) Collective is an anti-violence program led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) people of color. We are devoted to challenging hate and police violence by using community based strategies rather than relying on the police. SOS is a project of the Audre Lorde Project. www.alp.org