It was amazing this evening, friends! Thank you for chatting with me at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, walking with me from the church to the old county courthouse, and sharing your stories with me as the sun dipped in the sky.
With almost 30 in attendance, I am confident we can make next year even bigger!
Check out our photos:
Standing Up For Equal Rights
Signs We Carried
Equality For ALL
LOVELove & Acceptance
Our Proud GroupWestern Equality Represented
Support Legal Equality
- Lorri at the Courthouse
Thank you, everyone, for your enthusiasm and encouragement. I look forward to working with you all in the coming year to make Grand Junction’s SECOND annual Action for Standing Up Straight an even bigger success!!
With much appreciation,
One hour from now, we’ll be full-swing at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley in Grand Junction! I’m psyched and ready to meet more community members who share the values of Atticus Circle and Soulforce.
Check back tomorrow for pictures!
My friends …
TODAY is the DAY! I am thrilled to meet you all and get a committee started for next year’s event! I’m so grateful for the amazing people at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley and look forward to working with them again for 7 Straight Nights For Equal Rights next fall.
We are ready to rock and roll. I’ve got the tea lights, the white bags, markers, posterboard, and a smile. I’ll see you there this evening!
In Equality and Excitement,
I’ve been productive. Although I was unable to attend the Gay-Straight Alliance meeting due to a conflict with my kids’ back-to-school night, I copied our event fliers and left a stack in the meeting room. I also managed to schlep my kids around Mesa State and put some fliers on a few bulletin boards.
We have advertised in the Grand Junction Free Press, the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Rifle Citizen Telegram, and the Carbondale Valley Journal. Check out our notice under Announcements in the Classifieds section!
I’ve made an attempt to connect with another minister in town. I’ll get back to you on that.
So, for now, I’m gathering materials for the march on the 17th! Please drop me a comment, or leave a message, or send me an email …
Hope to see you there!
I’m not falling asleep at the wheel, I promise! I’ve just been insanely busy trying to get ads published in the papers on the Western Slope. So … hopefully the Grand Junction Free Press, the Post-Independent, the Valley Journal, and the Citizen Telegram will have our little event advertised in the classifides! Look for it!
I hope to get in touch with a reporter over there to get some coverage of the evening of the 17th. I’m also scouting out radio programs who might get us on the air to plug Stand Up Straight, Grand Junction! If you know of anyone, please let me know!
The “postcard flier” link should pull up a scan of the front and back side of the little postcards I left at the Gay-Straight Alliance meeting on Tuesday. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend as I had back-to-school-night responsibilitiesfor my kiddos, but I am hopeful that I will have a chance to connect with them again in the next week!
Our biggest wish was granted!! Having us congregate at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley is such a huge weight off of my shoulders! I cannot emphasize my gratitide enough …
Just a few other requests:
- Donations of:
1. Battery-powered tea lights (for luminaries)
2. Small white paper bags (for luminaries)
4. Glow Sticks
5. Paper for fliers
6. $$ for copies of fliers, advertisements in newspapers, permits
- Vocal Performance??
- Media Presence
I’m getting more and more excited as the days fly by. Lots and lots to do … but encouraging!
On Wednesday, September 17th, Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights will take Action in Grand Junction!
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley has graciously offered their space for us to congregate, make our signs and luminaries, and proceed with our peaceful walk down Main Street to the Mesa County Court House on Spruce and then to the City Hall building on Rood.
More to follow in the days, weeks, and moments ahead … until then …
mark your calendars!!