Thursday, August 09, 2012

CM McDuffie speaks at this evening's Eckington safety walk

Posted at the Eckington list:

Reminder Newspost for Eckington/ Bloomingdale
Safety Walk TONIGHT, 7pm...
WASHINGTON BLADE

McCoy and other organizers have called on supporters to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Big Bear Cafe at 1700 1st Street, N.W., which is near 1st and R Street, N.W. He said plans call for participants to walk from the Big Bear to 3rd and T Streets, N.E

By Lou Chibbaro Jr. on August 8, 2012

Gay activist Nick McCoy, a resident of the city's Eckington neighborhood, is calling on the LGBT community to join him at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, for a "safety walk" and rally at the site where a gay male couple was attacked and beaten on July 22.

"I live in that neighborhood," McCoy told the Blade on Tuesday. "In light of the July 22nd attack on 3rd and T, N.E., and the increasing tension in our neighborhood, Amy Loudermilk and I have been working on putting together a rally and Safety Walk in the Eckington-Bloomingdale neighborhood," McCoy said in a Facebook posting.

"No one should have to walk in fear on the streets of D.C. because of hate," he said. "Whenever any community is targeted, we all have a duty to stand together."

McCoy and other organizers have called on supporters to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Big Bear Cafe at 1700 1st Street, N.W., which is near 1st and R Street, N.W. He said plans call for participants to walk from the Big Bear to 3rd and T Streets, N.E., where police say gay yoga instructor Michael Hall Jr. and his partner Michael Roike were punched in the face and body by three unidentified male youths.

And see this tweet from Bloomingdame:

speaking at safety walk.

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