Archive for October, 2010


Vote Vote VOTE!!! On Tuesday

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The staff at Jordan/Rustin Coalition would like to remind you to GO VOTE on Tuesday on November 2. The polls in California are open from 7 am to 8 pm. If you don’t know where to vote click on the button above and it will tell you where your polling location is at.


After your done voting, at 7:30 pm we’re co-sponsoring a discussion on Marriage Equality with the Black LGBT Network and In the Meantime Mens Group at The Village Health Foundation Community Room 4067 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Starting at 7:00 we’re hosting an election night watch party at Eleven. This event is being hosted with Equality California, HRC, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, LA Women’s Network and many others. The address for Eleven is 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:

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The idea behind Spirit Day, first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month, is a simple one, not dissimilar to the idea of “Spirit Week” held in many high schools, and can be summed up in three words: Everyone Rally Together.

Spirit Day honors the teenagers who had taken their own lives in recent weeks. But just as importantly, it’s also a way to show the hundreds of thousands of LGBT youth who face the same pressures and bullying, that there is a vast community of people who support them.

Purple symbolizes ’spirit’ on the rainbow flag, a symbol for LGBT Pride that was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978.

As one of the event’s Facebook pages says: “This event is not a seminar nor is it a rally. There is NO meeting place. All you have to do is wear purple.”

Wearing purple on October 20 is a simple way to show the world that you stand by these courageous young people and a simple way to stand UP to the bullies. Remember those lives we’ve tragically lost, and show your solidarity with those who are still fighting. ‘Go Purple’ today!

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The Barbara Jordan/Bayard Rustin Coalition Announces our October Community Action Meeting

Dear Friends, Supporters & Allies:

The Barbra Jordan Bayard Rustin Coalition announces that their Fall Community Action meeting on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m., at the Lucy Florence Cultural Center, 3351 W 43rd St. Los Angeles, CA in the Upstairs Meeting Room.

The 2010 election is right around the corner! We want to talk to you about the ballot & your voting rights. It’s very important to come to the meeting and make sure that your vote gets counted! Also, we’ll be discussing the marriage messaging pilot project in South LA.

JRC Fall

*Please note that JRC cannot endorse any candidates, the discussion will be non-partisan.

Event Info
: Lucy Florence Cultural Center, 3351 W 43rd St, Los Angeles, CA

7:00 pm -9:00 pm

A light dinner will be served.

RSVP to: Andre: Field Organizer:

FIGHTING for Black LGBT equality

JRC is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Greater Los Angeles, to promote fair treatment of everyone without regard to race, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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