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9. WHY NOW?
If not now when? We have seen enormous changes in the last year in terms of national aware
ness, community growth and broad based support for ending discrimination against gays and les
bians. Why now? Because we are ready to fight for an end to morally bankrupt policies that are
based on fear, ignorance and bigotry.
10. WHAT IS THE FREEDOM PROJECT'S PLAN OF ACTION?
First and foremost, our action will be non violent in both word and deed. We have no intention of
assuming the anger and hatred of our oppressors. We will defeat them with education and we will
build understanding through enlightenment. Our spirit will inspire thousands to join us in demand
ing an end to these discriminatory polices.
We will ask people, both on and off campus, to sign a Statement of Conscience opposing the
continued discrimination of gay, lesbian and bisexual students by the ROTC programs at UCLA.
We plan to hold vigils on campus to give presence and visibility to the discrimination. We will
hold informational meetings, teach ins and pickets. And, should the University fail to make
progress on this issue, we will explore the possibility of non violent civil disobedience.
11. HOW CAN I HELP?
Sign the statement, stand in the vigils, attend the pickets, volunteer, organize, give money and
fight back! Go to your peers, to your organizations, your clubs and places of worship and ask
them to support this effort. Most of all, don't commit the crime of silence. Don't be a bystander.
Non violence is not passivity it is a peaceful, militant sacrifice to bring about change.
12. WHERE CAN I SEND A CHECK OR VOLUNTEER?
A check made payable to
The Foundation for Civil Rights
may be sent to:
Freedom Project Los Angeles
7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 109 58
West Hollywood, CA 90046
This is a tax deductible donation. You can volunteer your time by calling (213) 848 4458. We
need your help. Thank you for your support.
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