From Just Us for All:
We’re Not Bashful, the march that started Just Us For All’s formation, is the organization’s annual march to combat and raise awareness around violence in the community.
Started several years ago in response to a frightening trend of gay bashings in the downtown and Montford area, We’re Not Bashful, this year is happening at an interesting time. Just Us For All learned of a gay bashing outside of Scandal’s nigh club that occurred a few weeks ago and we consistently are told of abuse and bullying that happens in the form of verbal, physical, and emotional violence. WNB is a family friendly event where anyone can come to speak out against gay bashings, hate crimes, bullying, or other abuses and violence in the local area.
“As long as our community endures any form of harassment, bullying, or violence We’re Not Bashful needs to continue, and if the day comes where the LGBTQIA community no longer needs this event to raise awareness I hope it still happens in a celebratory manner, one that allows us to remember where we came from and the work we have done together as a group.” says Just Us For All founder Basil Soper.
This year Just Us For All will have local speakers tell personal stories at the rally following the march. After the march JUFA will have free ice cream donated by Ultimate Ice Cream for anyone interested at Splashville.
LGBTQIA people and allies are encouraged to meet in front of Tod’s Tasties (102 Montford Avenue) on May 19th at 1pm to march in solidarity with one another against violence.
*The march will end at The Vance Monument (Downtown Asheville, Pack Square, at Broadway, Market and College Street, NC 28801) it will begin at 1pm and the rally will end at 2:30 pm on May 19, 2013. Ice Cream from 2:30- until JUFA runs out of it.
For more information on Just Us For All, please go to:www.justusforall.org