SF Dyke March Seeking Help in Organizing for 2013

2012 Dyke March Photo: EightSixSevenFiveThreeOhNine

The San Francisco Dyke March, which marked its 20th anniversary in 2012, is seeking new, bright, invigorated and creative talent to help organize the 2013 year’s event as several key leaders are stepping down.

According to a news release sent from Claire Henry on behalf of the organizers, the Dyke March is at a crossroads following its return to the idea of a “dyke space continuum” this year that rallied “dykes of all origins, ages, and opinions to gather in Dolores Park and put the march back in the Dyke March.” In 2012 multiple fundraisers were held to make sure the March happened and the festivities were scaled down reflecting the adjusted budgets.

“Returning to our political roots, we gathered the largest group of dykes in the world and marched through San Francisco 50,000 strong,” the release noted. The organizers went on to state that without an infusion of new leadership, the 2013 march “will not happen.”

The Dyke March is one of the most vibrant and well loved community events that revolve around the San Francisco’s Pride Week celebrations. It has set the tone for inclusion and revolution since it’s inception in 1992. The route has traditionally started at Dolores Park and after winding it way through the City ends, as all Queer marches do, in the heart of the Castro at Market.

The Dyke March is looking for volunteers who can make a firm commitment to join weekly meetings starting in January 2013. Multiple areas are looking for leadership roles including: volunteer recruitment, technological support, vendor liaison, business sponsorship, accessibility, fundraising events, and operations/logistics.

“We hope to see a fresh set of ideas and personalities,” organizers stated in the release. “New volunteers will be able to fully participate and shape the path of the Dyke March as it enters its 21st year.”

Those interested in learning more should contact [email protected] for first meeting details.

Waiyde Palmer

Waiyde Palmer loves San Francisco, social activism and punk rock(ers). His work has appeared in Handbook Magazine. SF Bay Times, The Advocate, Diseased Pariah News and American Music Press . He also has an extensive and repeatedly redacted FBI file.

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