Monday, January 16, 2017
National Day of Service
I did participate in a Martin Luther King National Day of Service event today, as sponsored by Human Rights Campaign. The event was held at four safe spaces for LGBTQ youth or homeless, this one at Casa Ruby on Georgia Avenue near Howard University in Washington DC.
What we did was sort huge volumes of donate clothes. Then the lower basement was cleaned with elbow grease to military barracks specifications. Then we had lunch.
It would sound possible that safe spaces could be purchased and managed for asylum seekers, and there are a few of them (like in Baltimore for women), but they are very difficult to fund and run for legal reasons.