‘Hate Has No Home Here’ campaign
by Women’s Advocacy Group
October 16, 2018
Two events were planned for the month of October by the Women’s Advocacy Group (WAG) of Sublette County.
The first is a month long project called "Hate Has No Home Here." Anyone interested in displaying a yard sign with this phrase on it can get one for free or for a donation which will be used exclusively to pay for the signs. This project has nationwide coverage and a web site explaining the project in detail. "This sign is a public declaration that hate speech and hateful actions against others will not be tolerated by the person or organization displaying the sign. In that, it is non-partisan. This sign is a statement that, while it is okay to disagree with others civilly regarding issues, it is not okay to intimidate or attack a person or group—verbally or physically—based on attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, religion, race, disability, or sexual orientation. The colors of the sign—red, white, and blue—are the colors of the American flag, not any political party."
Signs can be obtained by contacting Jana Weber at 307-367-3630 or Robena Downie at robenaatyahoo.com.
The second event took place at the Lovatt Room on October 9. At 7:00 p.m. a screening of a film called "Laramie Inside Out" by Bev Seckinger was shown. The topic included Wyoming’s most infamous hate crime, the murder of Matthew Shepard. "The film interweaves several stories: Shepard’s, that of his friends and members of Wyoming’s small but vibrant LBGTQ community at the time. Threaded throughout is Seckinger’s own story of growing up closeted in Laramie, graduation from UW and her decision to return in 1999."
The Women’s Advocacy Group is a group in its second year formed by people, men and women, whose goal is to create awareness of some of the national events that are influencing people’s attitudes and opinions. Some of the group’s projects include two women’s marches, a science march, two LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer) picnics, a peace and equality march after Charlottesville, a Puerto Rico karaoke fundraiser, a candlelight vigil for Florida shooting victims, phone banking for education funding, legislative bill tracking, Ms magazine subscriptions for legislators, collection of feminine hygiene products for free distribution at the Food Basket, and movies at the library.
For more information contact Jana Weber, email@example.com.