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Roll Deep in Solidarity to Support QUEER YOUTH OF COLOR 9.23.04

We will be meeting here at FIERCE @ 5pm so that we can roll over together.
(437 W. 16th ST. LL btw 9th and 10th ave, near the 14th St A/C/1/9 trains) Contact me at 646.336.6789 x105 or 102 or  just email me heather@fiercenyc.org

Hey Folks,
This is Heather from FIERCE, on Thursday (tomorrow) we are going to be attending Community Board Meeting 2 and I am asking all of you to help FIERCE pack the house. We want to roll hella deep this Thursday to show solidarity in the unjust treatment and policies that they are enforcing through policing and curfews by the residents.

At these meetings the residents push policies forward without the voice of ALL community members, including queer and Trans youth of color that are heavily impacted by many of the decisions and resolutions that are passed, especially our Trans folks who are a current target of Bloomberg’s "Operation West Side". Operation West Side has increased police presence in the West Village so they can sweep any Transgender Woman that is walking the streets from the hours of 2am – 7 am. Yet no to long ago this summer Angeles (a queer man of color) was murdered for protecting 3 Trans Women who were being harassed by men passing through the community.
www.fiercenyc.org

There is a problem when we can no longer feel safe. "We do not consider FIERCE apart of the community." Marilyn Dorato said to The Villager a weeks ago. We are not going to take this and this is why we need your support. We will be bringing fabulous FIERCE flare, by answering that crude comment made at the community meeting, by making a generally boring meeting colorful with our "Office Cunt" look. Though not necessary at all, we will dressing up "proper" or how you would dress to an interview to mock their perceptions of what "the community" looks like, however we encourage gender bending/ cross dressing, adding fabulous flare to it to make it your own. We will also be making testimonies, to express our concern over "Operation West Side" and lack of safe space for queer/Trans youth of color in the West Village, as well as get support around pushing back the curfew.

This is a chance for FIERCE and those who are interested in FIERCE to come together and make a wonderful time out of something that would generally be a drag… hehe drag… remember that for Thursday.

All who want to support and resist, please please attend.
So we will be meeting here at FIERCE @ 5pm so that we can roll over together.
(437 W. 16th ST. LL btw 9th and 10th ave, near the 14th St A/C/1/9 trains)
Contact me at 646.336.6789 x105 or 102

**Food, drink, and metrocards will be provided. And we will prepare ourselves for the meeting. **

Here are some web sites that show why we do the work we do.
I encourage you to take 5 minutes to look over it.
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/prostitution
http://www.thevillager.com/villager_66/bloombergwillattend.html


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HERE IS INFO ON WHERE WE WILL BE AT IN CASE YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO BE HERE BY 5:30 THE LATEST.
(TRY TO BE AT FIERCE BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHERE THE HELL MORTON ST IS)
FULL BOARD, Hon. Jim Smith, Chair
Thurs., 9/23 @ 6:00 PM- Metro New York (DDSO),
75 Morton St. Activity Center, Main Floor

THE PUBLIC SESSION BEGINS AT 6:30 PM. SPEAKERS' CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM. Reports from the Chair, District Manager, Borough President, Standing Committees. INDIVIDUALS WHO CANNOT ATTEND ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY IN ADVANCE TO THE BOARD OFFICE. WRITTEN TESTIMONY WILL BE PLACED INTO THE RECORD .
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