posted Feb 18, 2011, 8:03 AM by Michael Chanak
updated Feb 18, 2011, 8:09 AM
Beginning in May 2011, a group of walkers will embark upon a journey from the Pacific Northwest of the United States, walking 6,000 miles to Washington DC. The walkers will hold numerous candle light vigils along the trek at the specific places where people have been murdered or have taken their own lives due to gender expression/identity discrimination or bias. Providing gender expression/identity workshops and civil disobedience trainings along the way and theatrical performances inspiring people to walk into their own light and true potential, this 9-18 month journey will help raise up more voices in the effort for full social and legislative equality.
During this time of preparation, the Into the Light walking team needs help with some specific projects to help us map out our route. Some of those tasks include:
• Researching to identify murders and suicides related to gender discrimination/bias along our walk route
• Building our volunteer and donor lists
• Identifying people and organizations along our walk route who want us to stop and work with them in the capacities listed above
If you would like to help us with the tasks below or in some other capacity, please reply to this email noting what area(s) in which you would like to help. A little help can go a long way to make sure the Into the Light walk reaches its maximum impact.
Together we will walk into the light of the world in which we want to live as we remember those we've lost! Thank you for your time and consideration.
Tiffani Bishop, Alan L. Bounville and Iana Di Bona
Into the Light Walking Team
Leading up to and during the journey, the Into the Light walking team is asking for donations that will cover the team’s basic expenses. And, 10% of every dollar raised will go directly to other charities whose missions are aligned with the purpose of this walk – to end gender discrimination.
Into The Light is a part of Connecting Rainbows: Civil Rights Walks for America. All over the USA people are walking and taking other action in a push to move the LGBTQ movement towards a full civil rights platform - www.connectingrainbows.ning.com
Into the Light Walk - Beginning in May, 2011 a team walking 6,000 miles across the United States to end gender discrimination in all its forms. Please consider a tax-deductible donation today to help us reach as many people as possible! DONATE HERE
Learn more here about the walk and the civil disobedience trainings, workshops and theatre productions we'll be doing along the journey: www.intothelightwalk.com