United 2017: Community Activism & Organizing in an Age of AltReason
Jersey Pride, Inc. is joining with Garden State Equality to produce a unique conference on community activism and organizing to be held on Sunday, April 30, at the Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ. Intended to inspire and inform, the conference will offer workshops, resources, speakers, networking, access to elected officials and experienced community organizers - in short, the tools for powerful, collective action.
Why this event? Why now? The current administration, with its overt ties to hate groups and a Congress that seeks to roll back advances in equity and justice on all fronts generate a climate in which violent and discriminatory actions are condoned. This, in turn, has emboldened behavior of homophobic, misogynist, racist, and xenophobic factions across the country. It has also reminded us that we can never rest on the freedoms some gain at the expense of those still disenfranchised. Actions taken against LGBTQ individuals, women, immigrants, people of color, truth and reality, the environment, health care, free speech - in fact all aspects of our society - affect each of us and the people we love. The impact of these actions does not happen in a vacuum, and our responses to them cannot be isolated either.
Together, we can fight back. United 2017: Community Activism & Organizing in an Age of AltReason will be a one-day conference held in Asbury Park at the Asbury Hotel on Sunday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is intended to help engage, direct, and enable each of us to take our next activism step knowledgeably, responsibly and with confidence and community.
- Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 09:30 AM
- Garden State Equality Asbury Park in Asbury Park, NJ
It is required for you to RSVP for this event. Once you have RSVP'd, you will receive an email with details about submitting questions.
- Friday, May 05, 2017 at 08:00 PM – May 06, 2017
- Hotel Tides in Asbury Park, NJ
Pink Prom, to be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Hotel Tides, is a FUNDRAISING event where the community will have the chance to support local organizations. This year, for the 5th Annual Pink Prom, proceeds will benefit Garden State Equality.
Founded in 2004, Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s leading civil rights organization ensuring quality of life for the LGBT community through education, advocacy, service and support.
Pink Prom, to be held from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., is a 21-and-over only event and will include the following:
• Passed hors d’oeuvres and buffet;
• Three complimentary spiked punch bowls, and cash bar available;
• Live entertainment by New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus;
• Dancing with DJ Mick Hale;
• Desserts provided by Confections of a Rock$tar;
• A local photographer to snap memorable prom photos of attendees;
• 2017 Prom King and Queen presentation;
• Complimentary swag bags and silent auction;
• Special commemorative book.
An after party will be held this year at Georgies Bar. There will be a special performance by Lady Marisa (Anthony Sabato) who will host a special award presentation. Awards will be given for "best drag," "best smile," "best dressed," "class clown," and "Miss Congeniality." Nominees will be determined at prom, and top 3 will be acknowledged at the after party for their chance to win. Free shuttle service will also be available to Georgies Bar and DJ Stanley Stylez will be dropping the beats.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The cost for tickets is $80 per person. Tickets are on sale at the Hotel Tides, located at 408 7th Ave. in Asbury Park from Wednesday-Sunday from 4pm-11pm; tickets are also available online at www.hoteltides.com.
Discounted rooms are available at the Hotel Tides for the weekend of this event when you mention promo code “prom”. Call for reservations at 732-897-7744.
As you make your donation, please keep in mind that many companies offer matching gift programs that can double your donation! Check with your employer to see if you can make your gift twice as impactful.
Join Garden State Equality on the
National LGBT Pride March on Washington DC!
Sunday, June 11
The march will coincide with Washington DC's annual pride festival and we hope to show the president that LGBT rights will not be threatened! Join us, show your support, show solidarity.
Tickets are $50* and are very limited.
Please scroll down to purchase tickets.
Lunch will be provided!
Meet us: GSE, 1408 Main St, Asbury Park
When: Bus departs 5:30 am Sharp! (don't be late!)
Return: Bus leaves DC 6:30 pm
Back in Asbury: 10:30 pm approx
*Please note that upon submitting your RSVP for tickets, you should be receiving an email confirmation stating that you have made a donation to the Garden State Equality Action Fund.
- Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Kennedy Park in Asbury Park in Asbury Park, NJ
Click here to register: http://tinyurl.com/EqualityWalk2017