The 2020 Dyke March will be a virtual march and rally at our regularly scheduled time, Saturday June 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
May 2, 2020, Seattle, Washington
In an abundance of caution and with knowledge of how deeply we need each other, the Dyke March will go on. We are developing a plan to have a virtual Dyke March experience.
“Since 1994, the Seattle Dyke March has been providing a space to amplify the voices for Dykes, inclusively defined. COVID-19 requires us to pivot and find new and creative ways to do this and we’re excited for the challenge.” Jill Mullins, Seattle Dyke March Organizer.
In addition to the global pandemic, queer communities across the US are in a precarious situation. We have seen some of our gains begin to erode. We are bracing for two important Supreme Court decisions this summer, Zarda v Altitude Express and EEOC v. RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes, which could make a significant difference in workplace discrimination. The decisions will either make it clear discrimination based on LGBTQ identity violates federal law or the decision will improperly determine LGBTQ people are excluded from Title VII’s nondiscrimination protections. Either way, we will need a place to celebrate or agitate – together.
As an organization committed to intersectional feminism, we will highlight the way systemic inequality, sexism, racism, and a multitude of oppressions, result in the disproportionate trauma inflicted upon the parts of our community that have multiple marginalized identities. We will center the work of people fighting for those who are most at risk. We will center the talents and artistic expression of our entire community.
The Dyke March is requesting community members send photos and videos of prior Dyke Marches and Rallies to help us curate possibilities for this year’s Dyke March. To help shape the virtual Dyke March, complete our survey – https://forms.gle/xpfMK61YTJcsNtzf8. If you have the capabilities, add the year the photo was taken to the photo or video. If you want, give yourself the photo credit, please add it to the photo. Photos may be sent to email@example.com. Together we are rising.