March on Pride: Year of the QTIPoC! @ Emery Barnes Park, Vancouver [21 July]

March on Pride: Year of the QTIPoC!


1013
21
July
11:00 - 15:00

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Emery Barnes Park
1199 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia
This event is taking place on Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories, where we work in decolonial solidarity with the stewards of these lands.

In 2017, Black Lives Matter Vancouver hosted the inaugural March on Pride. It was a march, a gathering, a celebration, a vigil and a protest on the Unceded ancestral Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh, occupied by what is currently known as Vancouver. It honoured and recognized the lives and deaths of queer and trans people of colour, of Black activists, of Two-Spirit people, of sex workers, of communities experiencing ongoing police violence and state-sanctioned systemic brutality.

On July 21st, 2018, we march again. We continue the work of liberation and decolonization; we resist pinkwashing, homonationalism and the glorification of inherently violent policing in pride. We affirm, celebrate and uplift queer and trans people of colour and Two-Spirit people. We remember and mourn Amia Tyrae Berryman, Tonya Harvey, Celine Walker and so many other trans women of colour murdered in North America in the past year.

This march is for everyone. This march will centre and celebrate queer, trans and Two-Spirit people of colour and will be organized by Black folks working in solidarity with Black and Indigenous resistance on Turtle Island. We’re making this the year of the QTIPoC!

LOGISTICS:

11AM: Gather at Emery Barnes park. There will be an opportunity to connect, make posters, get hydrated and prepare, physically and spiritually for the march.

11.30AM: Welcome, speakers & performers (with ASL-EN interpretation)

12.30PM: MARCH along Davie street

1.30PM: Finish at Alexandra Park, more performers

2.30PM: End

COMMUNITY GUIDELINES:

▸ Absolutely NO racism, anti-blackness, homophobia, sexism, transphobia, ableism, colourism, fatphobia, anti-Semitism, audism, xenophobia or hate speech/violence will be tolerated
▸ This march centres LGBTQ2S people of colour. We ask allies to be mindful of how they navigate the space. Support, volunteer, step back, call in.
▸ The security volunteer team will be in charge of creating a safer march. Please do not interfere with this process. It may be tempting to interact with aggressive on-lookers or police officers. Leave this to organizers and designated security folks.
▸ Educate yourself on why this event is important before asking Black folks to do that emotional labour for you.

HOW TO HELP:

▸ Volunteer registration coming soon!
▸ Donate money: https://youcaring.com/blacklivesmattervancouver-851500
▸ Donate food / water (on the day)
▸ Volunteer a vehicle/driver (let us know! bl[email protected])
▸ Bring harm reduction supplies
▸ Offer to teach and share songs/chants for the march

ACCESSIBILITY:

▸ The march will be 2.6 KM with large portions uphill.
▸ We will arrange vehicles and wheelchairs for the march and update with logistics closer to the date
▸ ASL-EN registered interpreters will be present for the speaking portions of the event
▸ Folks with mobility needs will lead the march in order to set the pace
▸ As the event is outdoors in a public space, some elements such as scent and electromagnetic frequency are out of our control but we will try our best to organize the march in the most accessible way
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