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October 2013 eNewsletter

In this issue: we reflect on what led us to become and ally and work to create affirming communities as well as how love can lead to powerful movement building.

October 2013 eNewsletter

Union workers unite!

What fuels your passion for justice? For me, it is stories like Se-ah-dom Edmo’s. Her work as an ally to LGBTQ and Two-spirit communities epitomizes our collective power and highlights the basis of our work - respect, inclusion, and love - as described by Kelley’s first experience at a labor convention. I hope you are as inspired by these stories as I am. 

Lastly, read more about our upcoming webinar, hosted with Center for Responsible Lending, How Do You Resolve A Problem Like the Great Recession," on October 31st. Learn more about the webinar and register here


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Aimee Santos-Lyons
Gender Justice Director

Oregon's Tribal Equity Work Captured White House's Attention

Se-ah-dom EdmoFive years ago, Se-ah-dom Edmo never thought she would be talking to a White House senior adviser about LGBTQ and Two-Spirit justice. Now she is a leader of this work. Read how the Tribal Equity Toolkit is garnering national attention. “Tribes are ready to implement changes to the institutional framework and the U.S. attorneys are ready to support those changes," said Se-Ah-dom. Read more... 


A Labor of Love

Kelley 2013

Respect, inclusion, and love were the main themes Kelley observed while attending her first labor convention. "The work of building a movement that reflects all of us is about listening, sharing our dreams and deciding how we make sure everyone can get there together." Read more...

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