Thursday, November 13, 2008

Asheville Protests Passage of Proposition 8

Asheville Protests the Passage of Proposition 8

ASHEVILLE, NC – Sarah Buchner, chapter secretary of the UNC Asheville chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), has heeded the call to organize Asheville’s LGBTQ community to protest the passage of Proposition 8 in conjunction with

Buchner is a student at UNC Asheville and a member of SDS which does a lot of democracy-supporting work. Many people remember the 1970s version of the SDS which stood for Black civil rights and against the Vietnam War, but Buchner told me that the UNC Asheville version of SDS is very different from the 1970s version of the group. “It’s not just about the war or opposing the war,” she said. “It has a much more conscious investment in all forms of oppression, not just an anti-war movement.”

A press release dated November 12, 2008 from UNC Asheville’s SDS about the event said the following: “Students for a Democratic Society at the University of North Carolina at Asheville has organized a rally to take place downtown. We fight to create a world free of sexism, free of racism, free of heterosexism, and free of war. We are against all forms of oppression and we actively struggle both within ourselves and within our communities against these types of chauvinism and support all others who fight alongside of us. We have organized a rally to take place downtown. Please email if your group would like to help organize and support this event.”

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