REMEMBERING SAKIA GUNN
Thank you Stop Street Harassment AAOGC Newark Garden State Equality
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Newark Pride, Unity Fellowship Church Newark, North Jersey Community Research Initative, Newark Pride Alliance, Alpha Psi Kappa, Charless Brack and Congressman Frank Pallone for your support this past Saturday making Newark a place where everyone matters.
New Jersey: Remember Sakia Gunn- Stop Street Harassment
“MAY 11, 2013 MARCH TO REMEMBER SAKIA GUNN: Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the murder of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old straight-A student who identified as a lesbian, and was stabbed to death by two men after rejecting their sexual advances and cat calls at a bus stop in Newark, New Jersey.
We will join our allies from the Liberation in Truth Social Justice Center at the corner of Broad and Market Street in Newark, the site of Sakia’s murder, at noon, and we will march to the LIT Social Justice Center, which will be re-opened as the Sakia Gunn Memorial Social Justice Center, where community groups and leaders will create a safe space for all youth in Newark. Following the march we holding a community conversation on street harassment and ways to take action.”
Founded in 2004 as an outgrowth of the social justice work of Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship Church, the Social Justice Center (LITSJC) is a community-based organization committed to providing safe space, service and resources that support the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community and our allies in Newark, NJ and surrounding areas.
Today, the Social Justice Center is an independent organization where programs continuously evolve to meet the dramatically shifting footprint of the LGBTIQ Community and the HIV epidemic.
The Social Justice Center is located in Newark, NJ at 11 Halsey Street, a Community Center where all of our programming takes place. You can reach the staff at (973) 424-9555.
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