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July 2010 E-newsletter

In this issue: Leadership Transition at the Center and El Proyecto de Enlazando Comunidades junta la justicia racial y la igualdad LGBT.

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Dear Friend,

As the Board Chair of Western States Center, I would like to share some important news about our leadership transition at the Center. Leadership development is a crucial part of movement building so we are pleased to model this work within our own organization. Please read more about it below. 

Last month we released Enlazando Comunidades: El Juego De Herramientas with great excitement at the U.S. Social Forum. Please help us spread the word. Share this article, “El Proyecto de Enlazando Comunidades junta la justicia racial y la igualdad LGBT” with your friends.

Lastly, we are hiring an Operations and Finance Manager. Check out the details below

In Solidarity,

AmyH sig

Amy Herzfeld
Board Chair of Western States Center

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Dan & Kelley

There are important changes happening at Western States Center.This fall, our long-time Executive Director Dan Petegorsky will be stepping down and Associate Director Kelley Weigel will be taking over as Executive Director. Western States Center’s Board of Directors is extremely grateful to Dan for his years of leadership, and his foresight in preparing the Center for this shift. Click here to read the transition letter by our board chair, Amy Herzfeld. 


UC July 10Este Proyecto se concentra en juntar proactivamente a la comunidad LGBT (Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual, y Transgénero) y a las comunidades de color para abocar la justicia racial y la igualdad LGBT.

Creemos que movilizar a las comunidades de color a apoyar la igualdad LGBT es crítica para luchar en contra de los ataques de la Derecha Extrema en contra de las comunidades de color y su trabajo para dividir a estas dos comunidades, las cuales tienen mucho en común y las cuales a dirigido el movimiento para los cambios sociales. Continuar…


1. In Marking Progress: Movement Toward Racial Justice, Dan Petegorsky and Kalpana Krishnamurthy are interviewed about the prospects and challenges of evaluating racial justice work. Click here to download a PDF copy.

 2. Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference from August 12 to 13 at Mills College, Oakland, CA. This conference brings together hundreds of fundraisers, activists, and organizers to share our collective wisdom, skills, and talents. Enter “wsc” to qualify for a special registration rate of just $150!

WalidahWalidah Imarisha, The Center’s Organizer and Trainer, reports directly from U.S. Social Forum.

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