Chicago NOW supports and encourages you to attend the Dyke March 2009 in Pilsen
Saturday, June 27th, 2009.
Rally will begin at 1:00 PM on 18th and Halsted.
Everyone is invited!
Chicago Dyke March is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, class, age, size, sex, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability.
Last June over 1,000 people marched through the streets of Pilsen celebrating dyke, queer, and transgender resilience, the largest Dyke March in Chicago history. “We loved it last year, and we hope this year it will be just as beautiful. We want people to get involved with all aspects of our organizing, not just the march itself,” concluded Leora Abelson, who attended in ’08 and began organizing this year.* A note on terminology: Please note that the word “dyke” has a history of being a pejorative term, and may be perceived as offensive by some. At Dyke March however, we also are aware of the power of reclaiming terms that have been used against us. Dyke March choses to use the word “dyke” as a politicized, empowering and reclaimed word, and as an umbrella term for women who have relationships with other women, exclusively or not.
Spread the word to all of your fellow members!