Camp Courage Sacramento
The one-year anniversary of the passage of Prop 8
“At any time throughout the day I could look around the room and see a smile on someone’s face, a tear running down their cheek, and the wheels turning in their head. Every moment, you could look to your left and look to your right and know that you were sitting next to a fellow soldier, someone that will be, or is, in the trenches with you fighting in the name of justice. How powerful is that?”– Sara P., a participant at Camp Courage
How powerful is Camp Courage?
“Magical and life-changing,” according to one participant who came to Camp Courage Los Angeles in January. She joined more than 200 other marriage equality activists to learn the community organizing skills that will be fundamental to repealing Proposition 8.
Astonishingly powerful, according to the quantitative evaluations of Camp Courage events in Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Oakland and East Los Angeles. Participants of these five transformative training events rated them a combined 9.06 (on a scale of 1 to 10) — the highest of any event the Courage Campaign has ever produced.
Just last weekend, our Camp Courage faculty and staff traveled to Washington D.C. to train equality activists at the National Equality March. The training was a tremendous success, drawing what one participant called “some of the most amazing LGBT rights organizers in the country.”
And now, Camp Courage is coming to Sacramento on November 7-8 — the one-year anniversary of the passage of Prop 8 — to support activists in California’s state capitol community working to repeal it.
Modeled on the “Camp Obama” training events that helped propel President Obama into the White House, Camp Courage uses the “Story of Self” to transform personal experiences — each participant’s unique inspiration for supporting marriage equality — into compelling and authentic narratives that can persuade undecided voters.
On November 7-8, we want you to be at ground zero in the marriage equality movement: Camp Courage Sacramento. But first, we need you to sign up. Space is limited, so please click here to watch video highlights of a recent Camp Courage and then RSVP before the event is full:
Several amazing organizations will be represented at Camp Courage Sacramento, supporting the event or sending staff to participate or present:
Black Lesbians United
California Faith For Equality
The Coffee Garden
Equality Action Now
Equal Roots Coalition
The Greens Hotel
Latino Equality Alliance
Marriage Equality USA
McGeorge Lambda Law Students Association National Union of Healthcare Workers Sacramento Democratic County Committee Sacramento for Democracy Sacramento LGBTQI Leadership Coalition Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays And Lesbians Sacramento State College Pride Center Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club and various alumni/ae of Obama for America Will you be there? Spots are filling up fast for Camp Courage Sacramento on November 7-8. Click here to watch video highlights of one of the most Camp Courage events and then sign up ASAP:
On behalf of everyone at the Courage Campaign, we are honored to serve the people and organizations fueling the marriage equality movement to repeal Prop 8 and make our state more progressive.
Chair, Courage Campaign