‘Karen Awareness Day’ Gathering Planned In SF Sunday
It was back in June when a delivery person of color was harassed at length in Pacific Heights near Lafayette Square Park, while delivering life-saving Narcan, and the Instagram video of the incident has racked up nearly a quarter million views since then. The community organization that provides those deliveries is returning to Lafayette Square Park this weekend, the Lost Soul Courier Collective, for Karen Awareness Day.
“Calling all delivery people/service industry workers, activists and organizers, artists and performers, queer and trans people of color,” the group says in an Instagram post. “Join Lost Soul Courier Collective this Sunday at Lafayette Park!”
“We will be gathering at the Clock Tower at 12:30 fro a ride out to Lafayette Park, where we will have a community call out to all of the Karens of the world. For anyone who doesn’t wish to ride, you can meet us at Lafayette Park on the corner of Clay and Laguna at 1:30 p.m.”
And you should totally dress up as a Karen for the event. “Dress up as a Karen to enter our ‘Can I speak to your manager’ contest,” the invite says. “Best Karen costume wins a prize!!!”
Whether or not you’re able to attend Karen Awareness Day, Lost Soul Courier Collective says “We also need water and snacks, as well as cash for miscellaneous supplies.” You can contribute to their Venmo at @Lostsoulcourier, their Cash app is $Lostsoulcourier, and the Lost Soul Courier Collective Linktree has other ways to support.