The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was passed at City Council on May 28, 2014. We are choosing to launch our canvass on that anniversary to signal that we are ready to begin working toward a new equal rights law that will protect all Houstonians.
When Houstonians repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) in 2015, we all felt that loss deeply. Fighting discrimination is never easy and it has taken us some time to begin organizing to repair the damage done in 2015.
We’re learning how to fight back. We’ve discovered that by having a simple, face to face conversation with someone who is undecided on trans equality, or even someone who’s against us, we can begin to dismantle their prejudice, ease their concerns, inoculate them against the opposition’s messages, and change their minds in a deep and lasting way. Better yet, by having these conversations we can reduce the amount of stigma that trans people face in our community.
An extensive training will be provided – no experience necessary. We’ll furnish snacks and a pizza lunch. All you need to bring is yourself (and friends!)
And if you’re not sure you’re ready to canvass yet, but want to help, we need videographers as well! Coming to the canvass to film another volunteer’s conversations at the door is fun and extremely valuable. No tech experience required.
The Graduate School of Social Works is located just off the Entrance 14 off of Cullen Blvd.
Parking is available in the garage on Holman and Cullen and limited parking may be available in the UH Entrance 14 circle drive.
Special thanks to the Graduate School of Social Works for sponsoring space for this training launch.