Next weekend I travel to Minneapolis, MN to take part in the Soulforce Equality Ride training and send-off. I will also do a public presentation at a Quaker meeting house. First here is info about the Equality Ride:
Homophobia is globally pervasive, and no community or school escapes its reach. In 2006, during the inaugural Equality Ride, participants traveled to nineteen schools and engaged students, faculty, and administrators in conversation about the damaging effects of homophobic doctrine, the false notion that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities are sick and sinful.
This year, the journey continues with fifty young adults going to thirty-two Christian colleges and universities. Two buses are taking the group on two distinct routes around the country in creative pursuit of social justice. In doing so, they are empowered to change countless lives. Love liberates the oppressed, redeems the lost, and resurrects the spirit.
Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Blessing & Sending Service for Equality Ride
Plymouth Congregational Church
Open to All!
1900 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis
8 blocks west of Park House
Refreshments & Silent Auction to follow at 8:00 PM
Open to All!
(I will perform a short piece for this event)
An Evening with Peterson Toscano
Sunday, March 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
Center for Independent Artists (in the El Colegio building)
4137 Bloomington Avenue South (corner of Bloomington Ave & 42nd Street)
Off-street parking; use parking lot entrance
I will do excerpts from his various performances, interspersed with time for Q&A.
I feel so honored to have a small part of the Equality Rides. These folks display so much courage. If you are in the MN area, would love to see you at one or both of the events!