Trace @tracefs ?active 11 months ago
Trace commented on the blog post Guest Post: Perspective, privilege, and the anti-violence movement 11 months ago · View
Hi! I’m hoping that I’m not annoyingly posting this twice I completely apologize if that is the case. This is my first time ever commenting, and I felt like it would be safe to share my thoughts. First off, thank you for this article. Since I was at the conference, this certainly gives me a [...]
Since I was at the conference, this certainly gives me a lot to think about, and I appreciate that. I will say that from what I saw (although it is only from my perspective) there were many cultures represented (and taking huge leadership roles from what I could tell), and that there were interpreters there. I saw gender neutral bathrooms, accessibility, and heard many people share that they were part of the LGBTQIA community. More men and military members were also there than I had seen previously. Were there issues? Sure. Obviously there were as this article discusses, but this proves to me that this is a movement that is willing to learn from its mistakes, and grow from them. I would hope that next year, the conference would have it live streamed. I would also say that for anyone who is interested, I’m more than willing to share the notes and resources I have from the conference.
I would also encourage those advocates/activists who are just starting out to please keep us in the loop with you too! As someone who has done this for a long time, I’m so grateful for you, and really hope for the chance to learn from you too.