Well . . . we’ve received e-mails recently from two groups seeking helpers at Kentucky State Fair booths. If any Wimminwise readers have been looking for a good excuse to visit the upcoming Kentucky State Fair — just down the street — they might want to check out these volunteer opportunities:
The Fairness Campaign “is a grassroots organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality within a broad social justice vision.” Volunteers at the Fairness Campaign booth work four hour shifts (9:30-1:30, 1:30-5:30, or 5:30-9:30), meet and talk with Kentuckians, and help put a face to the Fairness program. For more information, call the Fairness Campaign office at 893-9788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. [NB: this image of 2007 Fairness Fair volunteers came from the Kent School of Social Work web site.]
The Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice seeks “to give clear voice to the reproductive issues of all people in Kentucky, especially underserved populations,” believing “that a woman’s right to make reproductive choices is sacred and fundamental to religious freedom.” According to a recent e-mail from Chairperson Anne Maron, volunteers will receive an orientation (Sun. Aug. 10, 5pm to 7pm, pizza and drinks) and a ticket to the fair for their efforts staffing the KRCRC booth for a 3-hour shift. For more info, check out info @ krcrc.org.