Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson Day of Service 2016

The Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion at Agnes Scott College invited us to participate in their annual Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson Day of Service as the featured organization taking an intersectional approach to service work! 

In honor of Trans Awareness week the Global Diversity & Inclusion team hosted a period product drive and assembly that allowed us to produce forty-three period kits for street distribution.

LGBTQ+ individuals are disproportionately affected by poverty and homelessness. Queer and trans youth are especially affected by homelessness as a result of lack of support from family, schools, media, and their government. It is incredibly unfortunate that when we do recognize and celebrate the lives of trans brothers and sisters it is too often a reflection on their lives after death. Our assembly was a reminder to acknowledge and pay homage to the activists who came before us so that we may create a more inclusive and just society.

The Peach Coven hopes to continue partnering with Agnes Scott to serve and support individuals experiencing homelessness while educating and encouraging our peers and community to get involved!