(Louisville, KY) The Fairness Campaign has joined other social justice groups planning to oppose a rally organized by the Neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM) at the Kentucky State Capitol this Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. Among the NSM's myriad positions of prejudice, they believe, "Only those of pure white blood...may be members of the state...Accordingly, no Jew or homosexual may be a member..."
"We can never be silent in the face of racism," said Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman. "The intersections of oppression are made clear by the NSM, whose prejudice spans the entire spectrum of perceived 'difference' in our country--race, color, religion, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and more--all the unique identities that, woven together, form the brilliant tapestry of our great nation."
Protesting organizations include the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), W.E.N.C.H., and others. In Louisville, carpools to Frankfort will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairness Campaign (2263 Frankfort Avenue) and Carl Braden Memorial Center (3208 West Broadway). Opposition groups will convene at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Capitol Annex (702 Capital Avenue, Frankfort).
WHAT: Protest of Neo-Nazi Group
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 3:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. carpools from Fairness Campaign and Carl Braden Memorial Center)
WHERE: Protesters will meet at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Capitol Annex, 702 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601
New HUD Rules Protecting LGBT Residents Covered in Fair Housing Event April 24
Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, Lexington Fair Housing Council, and the Fairness Campaign will present a free breakfast seminar titled "Fair Housing and the LGBT Community" Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. at New Directions Housing Corporation (1000 East Liberty Street).
The training is geared towards residents, property owners and managers, social services providers, homeless shelters, residence hall operators, and anyone interested in fair housing and will include information on the new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
RSVP to (502) 893-0788 or Laura@Fairness.org.
WHAT: "Fair Housing and the LGBT Community" (FREE continental breakfast provided)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: New Directions Housing Corporation, 1000 East Liberty Street
Founded in 1991, the Fairness Campaign is Kentucky's oldest operating broad-based community effort dedicated to equal rights for lesbian gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Its primary goal is comprehensive civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and to dismantle systemic racism.
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