Yesterday marked the 17th Annual Hotter than July Annual Gathering for LGBT Issues at the Hilton Garden Inn, downtown. It was there that Rhiannon and Lance got the chance to participate in the State of the Movement panel discussion, alongside such inspirational activists as Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director and CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition, and former Black Panther Ron Turner, founder of Community Health Awareness Group. We discussed community problems, and solutions that each panelist envisioned for the future. The brilliance, passion, and sheer community love in the room was tangible, making for a great conversation.
Also, both Rhiannon and Lance were rockin’ our newly-printed Detroit REPRESENT! T-Shirts! Check ’em out!
Wanna rock a shirt like us, and show your support? Click the “Buy Now” button below to buy one! We’re asking $15 for online ordering, but it’s sliding scale, so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a different price. Another way you can get a shirt of your own (as well as a “Thank-You” card, photo of the whole Detroit REPRESENT! gang, and a signed original youth art piece) is by donating to our Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign!
we’ve officially launched the campaign to raise enough money to kick off the first cycle of Detroit REPRESENT! this October! Our budget of $6,435 will take us into December, and include the purchase of supplies we can use over and over. The skills we wanna’ built include graphic design, video production, and photography. For this, we’ll need computers, cameras, and screens (for screen printing). We also need gas money, so we can pick up and drop off youth participants, and food, for family-style dinners each week! You can help us get there, and look fierce doing it! Check out the campaign, and tell a friend!