Just Us For All was founded on August 2, 2010 in response to bias related incidents that occurred in the Asheville, NC Montford community. Operating with mission to foster safe and inclusive communities, Founder Sam Soper wanted to identify ways the people of Asheville could come together as a unified front and find strength in numbers.
Just Us For All supports the full human and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, queer, and gender non-conforming people. Our mission is to serve as a central point for exchange of information of issues that impact the queer community. We want to be an inclusive organization that helps give underespresnted people a voice.
Just Us For All strives to build unity amongst the various LGBTQIA+ communities in Asheville through collaborative efforts. Our hope is that we can create a platform for youth, families, and individuals to share their stories, gain support, and advocate for their rights.
1. Become a recognized non-profit organization status [501 c3].
a. Fund-raise money to support the needs of organization to include social and educational events; rallies and demonstrations; printed materials; and promotional items.
2. Inform the LGBTQIA community about issues that pertain to them; as well as educate people about queer ideology.
a. Organize and implement awareness demonstrations and rallies on social justice issues that impact LGBTQIA+ individuals.
b. Share information through all open forms of communication: meetings, email, social media networks, text messages, publications, posters, etc.
3. Create a space of support for youths, families and individuals.
a. Facilitate open publicized meetings.
b. Coordinate social that bring different groups of people together.
c. Identify a space that is neutral and accessible.
4. Develop and maintain strong alliances with local LGBTQIA organizations, agencies, and allies.
a. JUFA to have representations at various organization meetings.
b. JUFA to support events coordinated by partners.