Responding to the events of 2020
Responding to Covid 19:
1. Meeting via remote. Prior to the pandemic our board meetings were already held by conference call. We continue to explore new methods of connecting virtually as the pandemic continues thru the fall and winter.
2. Communicating with our business partners. In the first month of the pandemic we reached out to our venue Camp Burton and made sure we could postpone the event. We rescheduled the event for the weekend of August 27th, 2021. We are planning for one of those warm idyllic weekends in the Pacific Northwest when the "touch of fall" is still several weeks out.
3. Following the advice of our state health officials. Until there is an effective vaccine and an appropriate percentage of the community is vaccinated, spending extended periods of time together with people outside your household increases the risk of contracting Covid-19. Reducing the amount of time spent around those outside your household, meeting outside, and always wearing a mask in those situations reduces that risk.
4. Your safety is our safety. Simply put, if we don't think we can do the event and keep everyone safe, the event won't happen. We will adjust and respond as this health crisis continues.
Responding to Racial Injustice
The mission of Q-Squared Men is to improve the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health of sexual minority men by building a stronger sense of community, increasing individual responsibility, and improving self-esteem. We do this regardless of race, background, or financial resources.
Our organization condemns racial injustice and believes systemic racism can only be addressed when everyone is engaged and educated on the issues.
We support peaceful public protests of injustice.
We believe individuals, organizations, and institutions should be held accountable for their actions within our public systems.