The conference should be awesome, but sadly I have to leave right after my show so that I can go to Bryant University (used to be a college but it grew up I guess) in Smithfield, Rhode Island for the New England Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker).
With my Quaker folk I will participate as a resource person for the Young Friends (high school) program again like I have done for the past few years. Lots of laughter, worship, games, theater, and the coolest business meetings you could ever imagine. These young people inspire me deeply with their commitment to silent worship, social justice and love for one another. I actually credit the NEYM Young Friends in large part for helping me to open up once again to a community of faith. Three years ago, seeing their sincere faith and evident love, my hurt and hard heart experienced healing and opened up to the idea of belonging to a group of religious folks again.
I will perform Homo No Mo on Tuesday evening for the whole of yearly meeting. Big deal in some ways and a great honor. AND I get to see LOADS of dear Friends. I will have Internet access, so hopefully I will blog from NEYM.
If you are near New Jersey tonight and want to check out the show, here are the details:
Thursday, August , 2006 7:30 PM
National Organization for Men Against Sexism
31st National Conference on Men & Masculinity
Creating Connections for Gender Justice
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road