The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) affirms and supports the diverse needs of Black and Latina/o communities. As such, we are deeply disturbed by the acquittal of George Zimmerman on July 13, 2013 for the murder of Trayvon Martin— an unarmed, African American teen walking home from a convenience store with snacks.
HBGC joins in solidarity with other leading organizations, such as the NAACP, the National Bar Association and the National Black Justice Coalition to demand accountability for the persistent injustices people of color encounter in the U.S. legal system.
HBGC has been at the forefront of this call to action in Boston. HBGC played a leading role in the first rally protesting for justice for Trayvon Martin on April 7, 2012, where we highlighted the need for coalition building across diverse organizations.
And we continued that call at this past weekend’s rally in Roxbury, where our Executive Director Corey Yarbrough reminded us that we must honor the dead by fighting relentlessly for the living.
Please join us this week for a series of events where our community can unite to understand how the recent events that have taken place in the legal and criminal justice systems affect us and work together to heal and organize for change.
Thursday, July 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Criminal Justice Organizing Team Intro Session
It’s now more urgent than ever for LGBTQ people of color to organize and advocate to end injustices within the legal, law enforcement and prison systems. Take part in the first of several meetings where we engage in activism to transform our interactions with the criminal justice system.
Given the recent unfolding of events within the American criminal justice/legal system, it’s more urgent than ever for LGBTQ people of color to organize and advocate to end injustices within the legal, law enforcement and prison systems and begin taking action to transform the ways marginalized groups interact with the criminal justice system.
Join us for an info session to collaborate with our community on how to move forward with some of the strategies from last month’s Advocacy Day and how to create and implement responses to the discrimination, bias and violence we experience because of our intersecting identities. Allies are welcome.
FMI/RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.487.4242.