Solidarity Symbols!


Sometimes it is the little, simple things that make a difference.  In our second Portes Ouvertes working session, while brainstorming about ways that our community organizations can actively demonstrate their commitment to anti-oppressive principles, the importance of symbols came up.  As one participant noted: “If I am in a new place and I see a rainbow flag- even if it is a small one on the back of a computer- I feel instantly more at ease.”  As our organizations work towards becoming more inclusive and working in an Anti-oppressive ways, one clear way to demonstrate this is by displaying the symbols of marginalized groups in solidarity.