[act-ma] Special Marriage Equality Issue of AFSC's Peacework Magazine-- Order in Bulk Now
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I thought you would want to know about the upcoming issue of Peacework
Magazine, and possibly order a copy, or copies in Bulk. Please spread the word. I
think it is going to be great. I am sending this around for the Peacework
editors, who I work with at AFSC Nancy Wechsler
Special Marriage Equality Issue of Peacework Magazine - Order Bulk Before
March 23, 2007
Peacework Magazine announces an offer to pre-order FREE copies of its
special April issue on Marriage Equality organizing! See below for a few
highlights. A great teaching and organizing resource not only for your community's work
on marriage equality, but also for grassroots efforts on other issues as
well, with experienced leaders and activists sharing frankly their thoughts on
strategy, principles, and visions in the LGBT civil rights movement. To
pre-order bulk copies, send an e-mail to _sburke at afsc.org_ (mailto:sburke at afsc.org)
with your name, address, and how many copies you would like. We will charge
you only for shipping, at twenty cents per copy. We will ship orders by UPS
starting on April 1. Orders received by March 23 guaranteed, and after that
will be handled in order until we run out of copies. Make checks payable to
AFSC-Peacework, put "April issue" in the memo line or an accompanying note, and
send to AFSC, 2161 Mass. Ave., Cambridge MA 02140. If you wish to use a
credit card, please call us at 617/661-6130.
Peacework Magazine’s April 2007 Special Issue: THE POLITICS OF ENGAGEMENT:
ACTIVISTS REFLECT ON THE MARRIAGE EQUALITY MOVEMENT
Excerpts from the Table of Contents:
The Perfect Storm: Why Progressives Must Reframe the Narrow Terms of
Marriage Politics by Kay Whitlock
"It’s time to create new terms of debate - and new strategic approaches that
address the needs of diverse households and communities, regardless of race,
citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, or class. "
Never Underestimate the Power of Love: An Interview with Mandy Carter
"In the marriage equality movement, a lot depends on what door people came
through to get there. If the door only says 'Gay,' then that’s all people look
for in the movement. I came through the door marked 'Equality and Justice
The Anatomy of a Movement: Dissecting Arizona’s Victory Against Proposition
107, by Kent Burbank
"While the campaign succeeded, the election was very close... Rather than
waiting until we are faced with a crisis and relying on individual states to
create makeshift campaigns, what if we shifted our efforts to create a
longer-range vision and plan for the movement? What if we invested in strategies and
campaigns that effect lasting, long-term changes in attitudes about LGBT
people and their families?"
Mass. Marriages and Mass Movements, by Sue Hyde
"MassEquality’s work to defeat the anti-marriage amendment steams ahead with
a goal of winning in the Massachusetts legislature. A win will deny the
anti-gay industry what it most wants: a referendum on gay marriage in the only
state that has it. But there is another reason that we must win in
Massachusetts: If we do not defeat the anti-marriage amendment here, what other state
legislative bodies will take the political risks of standing in support of gay
Promoting Marriage to Cure Poverty, by Jean Hardisty
"Rather than a benign intervention, federally funded marriage promotion is
ideologically-driven experimentation with the lives of low-income people. It
is clear that, in the fight to end poverty, ideology often trumps facts."
Victory for Homeless Domestic Partners, by the NYC group Queers for
"Due to the hard work of many community members and organizations, the
Department of Homeless Services has finally changed its domestic partner policy:
As of February 1st, homeless couples who have registered with the City Clerk
as domestic partners will be sheltered as families in the same way as married
couples. This policy will apply to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples."
Sara Burke, Co-Editor
American Friends Service Committee
2161 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
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