Drag March For Change

June 14, 2020 - 5 PM – 7 PM

Boystown, 800 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: Brave Space Alliance, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Contact Info: jomamasayshi@gmail.com

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Join Drag Queens, Kings, and everyone in between as they lead a peaceful (non-violent) protest march in support of Black Lives Matter and demand justice for victims of police brutality and excessive force through the Boystown community in Lakeview Chicago with gathering beginning at 4:30 pm at Belmont and Halsted with the march beginning at 5:00 pm and ending at Halsted and Grace where drag community leaders will speak on the issues of today, the mission at hand, and ways to create and promote lasting impactful change for a better future for all. #BlackLivesMatter

-This is a peaceful protest
-You do not need to be in Drag to attend (allies are welcome)
-PPE (Masks) are very much encouraged
-If you would like to help please reach out to jomamasayshi@gmail.com
-Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

We Demand:
-Justice* for Tony McDade
-Justice* for Breonna Taylor
-Justice* for George Floyd
-Reclassification of violence against Trans individuals as a hate crime
-Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) now!
-Immediate release of all protesters
-Acknowledgement that black lives matter from all levels of government. Specifically the executive branch of the federal government.

*Justice being the immediate arrest and following indictments of all officers whose actions resulted in these unjustified deaths.

For this to be successful, it is very important that everyone stay on message, peaceful, and deescalate any situation.
Also please wear your face masks (if you produce them please bring some for others), and please bring hand sanitizer.

The opening paragraph was written with the intentional handling of punctuation to force an examination of current power structures and their ability to still function after remodeling, along with forcing the viewer to read the content in one breath. One breath the victims of police brutality will never get to take again.

Official list of Speakers:

Lucy Stoole- Drag Queen of the Year and Bearded Beauty

Shea Couleé- RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 and All Stars 5

The Vixen- Black Girl Magic coordinator and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10

Lúc Ami- Distinguished Drag King

Miss Toto- Chicago’s Premier Body Building Drag Queen

Dida Ritz- RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4

Zola- Accomplished Activist

Jazmine Salas- co chair, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Zahara Bassett- Director of Development for the Brave Space Alliance

Tatyana Chante- Accomplished Activist

Jo Mama- Event organizer and leader