Our SPOT ~ Celebrating the fight for Safe Space
Since 2008, FIERCE has been working to get a 24-hour LGBTQ drop-in center built in the West Village. After five years of organizing this campaign, FIERCE has decided to close out the Our SPOT campaign and turn our focus and energy to organizing against police harassment and for continued access for LGBTQ youth to safe public space along the Hudson River Park. The Our SPOT Campaign has brought together hundreds of people and together, we have experienced many victories, challenges and lessons learned.
Please join us for light snacks, good music, fierce people, and a night of celebration and honor!
The evening will include a campaign gallery walk and a panel presentation with FIERCE Lead Organizer John Blasco, former FIERCE Lead Organizer Desiree Marshall, Dylan House from Hester Street Collaborative and Alexa Kasdan from Urban Justice Center.
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 4 from 6 - 9pm
Dress Code: Whatever feels most fabulous or comfortable!
Transit: F1ERC to 23rd Street
Questions?: email firstname.lastname@example.org!
SHIFTING OUR FOCUS TO A BROADER VISION
We know that our organizing work to get a 24-hour LGBTQ drop in center cannot be fully realized without maintaining the West Village as a safe space for our community—free of violence and harassment from the police, each other, and other communities.
FIERCE is bringing our focus to organizing against police harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ youth and relationship building between different stakeholders in the community. To successfully shape a West Village where everyone can thrive, we must build trust with each other and support each other’s efforts to achieve a vision of the West Village as a safe space that meets our needs.
This vision can only be accomplished by continuing to build new relationships and maintain existing relationships with stakeholders and other community members like allies from across the city who envision a safer NYC for everyone.