The FlagSSS Day Collective formed after Troy’s Flag Day Parade ended. Flag Day was a patriotic rebuttal to anti-war dissent during the Vietnam War. We embrace dissent and aim to cultivate spaces for alternate ways to experience the place where we live. Our aim is to engage our community in celebrations that embrace multiplicity, counter patriotic militarism and ruffle the status quo. Our processions include participants of all ages, colorful flags and banners, and music.
This page highlights the FlagSSS Day processions in Troy, NY.
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FlagSSS Day June 2023
JOIN US JUNE 10, 2023 for our biggest FlagSSS Day yet!
Theme: June is a good time to feed what is already in the ground, and spend time cultivating what is here. You can interpret this in whatever way you see fit but some ideas could revolve around the unseen, hidden, unnoticed, or underappreciated.
Elements of this project are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Arts Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
As the Crow Flies, December 2022
A celebratory procession. A raucous, joyful gathering inspired by and in solidarity with the crows roosting in Troy! Come out against displacement of all kinds!
FlagSSS Day, June 2022
Come out, come out wherever you are. Bring your own freak flag, borrow, or trade. ‘Take back flags, take advantage of fringe.’ Lift up your pride, lift up another’s. Many prides, many flagSSS.
Election Day Processing Procession, November 2020
This procession planning was guided by Adrienne Maree Brown’s Election Day Spell
today we show up for those furthest from power
those carrying the most of our burden
those we’ve already lost to hate in this pale time
we say no where it is the only humane word
and yes where it is a way forward, another breath
FlagSSS day, June 2019
In a time of heightened xenophobia and racism and calls for stronger borders, we call on our town to parade in celebration of mulitiplicity, openness, and community. Link to Video