Thursday, September 04, 2008

Organizers' Meeting for GLBT Anti-Violence Working Group

There has recently been an upswing in anti-gay hate crimes in the Adams Morgan and 14th Street areas of DC. A small group of us have decided to start organizing a Working Group...

We will meet 7:30 PM Monday, at the DC Center, 1111 14th Street NW, Suite 350.

Here is a tentative agenda, but I would like to have additions by Sunday night.

1. Introductions (5 mins)
-- assign roles

2. Review of recent hate crimes -- Is there truly a sharp increase this year? (10 mins)
-- do we have hard numbers?

3. How do we record and monitor MPD's response? (15 mins)
-- should we invite GLUU to the community meeting, or C. Dyer from Fenty's administration?
-- what do we know about the previous group that used to do this?

4. Organizing a community meeting -- where? when? (15 mins)
-- establish a list of tasks and assign them in prep for this meeting

5. Community education -- where do these hate crimes come from? (10 mins)
-- bullying, violence, starting with children
-- Pete will have a mock-up of a brochure, will want input

6. Future of Working Group (10 mins)
-- what can we do to address the roots of violence?
-- how can the GLBT community work in proactive ways on issues of racism, gentrification, etc (all related to violence and pitting one group against another)?

7. Next Organizers' meeting? (5 mins)
-- assign roles

2 comments:

Nicholas Roybal said...

Hi, Pete: I wanted to give you a heads up that I'll be in attendance
at the Monday meeting. I recently moved to DC and live near Adams
Morgan on 16th st nw. I work for the National Gay and Lesbian Task
Force and would like to contribute as much of my time, skills and
energy as need be. Thanks for your work. In solidarity, Nick Roybal,
732.648.5809

PeteinDC said...

Nick, hope to see you Monday at the second meeting!