Massive Queer Dance Protest for Climate Justice at Ivanka Trump’s House!
WERK for Peace, 350 DC, the Queer Resistance, and the Trans Women of Color Collective are teaming up to WERK for Mother Earth.
WASHINGTON, DC. – Ivanka Trump has cordially invited hundreds of queer guests to throw a massive dance party on her lawn in protest of her father’s most recent Executive Order rolling back environmental and climate protections and skinny budget proposing drastic funding cuts to the EPA. From 6-9pm on Saturday, April 1, the dancers will parade from Dupont Circle to Ms. Trump’s residence. We will also be sure to leave extra biodegradable glitter on the lawn of Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon and current Secretary of State, whose house is right across the street!
“Ivanka Trump is a master of the bait and switch. While her father repeals the Clean Power Plan and unleashes escalated attacks on our communities and our climate, she meets with climate-friendly celebrities and creates an image of herself as a friend of the environment. However, we won’t be fooled. Queer and trans people of color are on the frontlines of the climate crisis and will be taking the fight to Ivanka’s doorstep,” says Anthony Torres of 350 DC.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration passed an Executive Order rolling back environmental regulations and cutting funding to the EPA, essentially halting the Federal progress the US has made in slowing the pace of climate change and on promoting clean energy.
A supposed “friend” of the LGBT community, climate czar, and the brand new addition to Trump’s glittery Administration, Ivanka Trump has long pretended to care about progressive issues while remaining radio silent in light of new developments of the Trump administration. This week alone, the administration rolled back protections of LGBTQ federal employees, removed LGBTQ questions from the census, and of course, passed a climate denying executive order to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
“Our dance protest will send a clear message to her as she takes her new position in the Administration, and to the Administration more broadly, that we will not allow them to compromise our air, water, or Earth,” says Firas Nasr, founding organizer of WERK for Peace.
The entire Trump Administration has shown a blatant disregard for our planet and it’s inhabitants, like paving the way for the Dakota Access Pipeline displacing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The reality is that the people most affected by the administration’s bad climate decisions are our most vulnerable friends: our poor, working class, native, trans & POC siblings. The queer and environmentalist communities will not give up our bodies on the line for our earth and for all who depend on its resources.
Photo by: Ted Eytan