Week 3: February 03–09
Move Beyond Borders
We live in a society of borders--geographical, sociological, and psychological. Migrants cross borders to build a better life for their families; same-gender couples navigate the boundaries of conventionally accepted love; and transgender individuals challenge the division of societally-defined gender. Some of us must reconcile our overlapping identities, and others must cross borders to embrace those we once considered “other.” Let us explore how we can break down these arbitrary barriers to achieve a more loving society.
The Month Ahead
Friday, February 8
“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
– Saint Augustine
LGBTQ incarcerated people are acutely vulnerable to harassment, sexual violence, lack of access to health care, mistreatment, and more, and often lack any sort of viable support system while on the “inside.”
Join Black & Pink’s pen-pal program and help provide a support system for incarcerated LGBTQ individuals. Sign up here for more information.
Action for Families:
Choose someone you know who is having a rough patch. Write them a note to let them know you care!