The 19th Annual Dyke March
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Rally in Dolores Park 3–7 pm
March to the Castro begins at 7pm
Participate in San Francisco's iconic Pride event for dykes and their allies! The San Francisco Dyke March is one of the largest gatherings of dykes in the world, with an estimated 50,000 attendees each year. By donating here, you are participating in the creation of this phenomenal, completely grassroots event.
After 19 years the Dyke March Committee is having serious financial difficulty that may result in canceling all or part of this year's march.
The economic downturn has hit us hard. In the past The SF Dyke March has been made possible through generous grants from fabulous organizations, donations and fee waivers from the city and minimal private fundraising. Those grants have been cut, our insurance is no longer covered and due to city deficits many of the fees that have been waived can no longer be covered by the city. You know this can’t happen without port-o-potties!
We need to raise $30,000. At least half needs to come in the next month to make the Dyke March happen. Our mission is to get 2,000 people to donate at least $10 each in the next 30 days. Please donate as much as you can to help close the remaining gap!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- DONATE $10 (or more!)
- EMAIL this to everyone you know and widely repost on Facebook
- ASK your friends if they’ve donated their $10
YOU CAN HELP MAKE THE DYKE MARCH HAPPEN!
For more information: thedykemarch.org
To volunteer--we can use any and all skills you have, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the San Francisco Dyke March is to bring the dyke community together to celebrate our unity, raise our consciousness and be visible.
Strengthening an international perspective in our community, the rally and march advocates justice for all dykes around the world. We advocate on issues against oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, and poverty.
To mobilize our coalition we organize an annual march that takes place during the week of Pride celebration (last weekend of June). The rally/cultural event showcases our community's artists, critical thinkers and political activists.
It is one day where dykes can proclaim space, rights, visibility and respect.