Hay Network Community,
Today is Kick-Butts Day!! SHIFT Minnesota is excited to share some thoughts on this day with you about our work in LGBTQ communities around tobacco control and why this is important to us.
But first, check out the Kick-Butts Day website for more info on this awesome day. The gist of the days is this…“Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against Big Tobacco at hundreds of events from coast to coast. The 17th annual Kick Butts Day will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.”
In the spirit of Kick-Butts Day, SHIFT Minnesota is blogging as activism because to us sharing words, thoughts, knowledge and experience is radical activism against corporate tobacco in and of itself. Every we week we gather to talk about our strategies and our plans to inform and engage our communities about how to fight back against corporate tobacco, and it’s awesome, but taking the time to write and reflect is also part of our journey as LGBTQ tobacco control advocates.
I’d like to encourage you to do the same…maybe your activism for the day is to write down your thoughts about this day, write a new facebook status about Kick-Butts Day, or just step outside your usual schedule to think about your place in all this business.