Carolinas News Notes
‘Power’ event at Rustin Center
GREENSBORO, N.C. — “Truth To Power: Re-centering Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformative Justice” will be held on Feb. 7-9 at Guilford College Community Center, 5800 W. Friendly Ave.
The symposium is sponsored by The Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education and Reconciliation and is the third annual event.
Kickoff is on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m., at the Green Leaf Coffee Cooperative, 5800 W. Friendly St., with a screening of “Intersections.” An artist talk with creator Emilio Rojas follows. Free coffee and tea will be provided.
On Feb. 8, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., workshops and a keynote speech by Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs (pictured) will take place with lunch provided. A reception and screening of the award-winning documentary “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” will occur from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at the International Divil Rights Museum, 134 S. Elm St. It will include a panel discussion and refreshments.
From 9-10 p.m., enjoy a performance by F to e(M)Body and Bootz Durango at Guilford’s Community Center.
The event concludes on Feb. 9 with a North Carolina LGBTQA College Consortium launch.
Admission is free and is open to the public. Childcare will be provided.
PFLAG seeks members
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Greensboro is searching for new members to help it continue its work for the LGBT community.
Membership helps PFLAG provide support in the community when needed, education for those questioning and advocacy to establish more favorable laws and policies, whether for the LGBT community, families, friends or allies.
In addition to their ongoing efforts, PFLAG also established the Carter Stroupe Memorial Scholarship Fund that helps to provide funding for rising high school seniors and established freshman college students. Candidates can either by a member of the LGBT community or someone who actively supports LGBT issues.
Cost for membership is $15/student and fixed income; $30/individual; $40/household; and $50/sustaining (individual or household). An application is available online.
They also welcome any other gifts toward their work, especially the scholarship fund.
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