Pride Fest Mokena 2019
Pride Fest was started by SWSA in 2018 to create a local safe event for the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride Fest Committee members created Instill PRIDE to create a group that focused solely on the LGBTQ+ community to better serve it. Last year over 800 people came to our first Pride Fest on a rainy, windy day.
"Please remember, especially in these times of group-think and the right-on chorus, that no person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended."
—from In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose, 1983