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Upcoming Community Events!!

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moral-compass-flyer-13The current climate of intolerance induced by the demonstrations of Tea Party supporters and the recent passage of the Arizona anti-immigrant law demand that we work together as a broad and diverse coalition committed to addressing a common threat to our communities: hate crimes and hate speech.

Please review the details below and the attached flyer. Bring your friends and don’t forget to RSVP with me via email

The following are the participants and information pertaining to the Hate Crimes Forum on May 11, 2010, 6:00PM – 8:00PM:


Angelica Salas, Executive Director, CHIRLA

Adrian Dove, Commissioner, Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, CORE

Rabbi Steven Jacobs, Founder, Progressive Faith Foundation

Commander David Doan, Chief of Detectives, LAPD


The Reverend Susan Russell, Priest, All Saints Episcopal Church-Pasadena


Ani Zonneveld, Singer, Songwriter, President, Muslims for Progressive Values

Sponsoring Organization

A Moral Compass to Justice

Dr. Sharon Groves, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Human Rights Campaign, Co-Convener

Rev. Eric P. Lee, President/CEO, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Co-Convener

Jordan Rustin Coalition


2nd Baptist Church

2419 Griffith Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90011


Student scholars explore gender, sexuality, queer/LGBT, and women’s issues in this sixth annual conference presented by the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities and Cross Cultural Centers. For more information on submitting a presentation proposal or to register for the conference, please call the CSGS at (323) 343-6549 or CCC at (323) 343-5001. Visit for more information.

000001265a54fbeecb0bff13007f000000000001kingday7JRC is one of the community partners in a group think-tank purposed to bring together Black LGBT individuals and organizations on a monthly/bimonthly basis to networkand strategize on ways that we will build a stronger support base to defend and fuel the varied interests of the Black LGBT constituency in Los Angeles. The Black LGBT Network is designed to:

  1. Provide advocacy and grassroots mobilization around social and policy issues that impact Black LGBT people in the County of Los Angeles.
  2. Provides support to Local grass-roots organizations and agencies that represent the better interest of Black LGBT people.
  3. Provides mentorship and support for Black LGBT youth.
  4. Recognizes, celebrates and highlights the unique gifts and talents of BlackLGBT people in an effort to cultivate a healthy Black Community.

The 4th meeting of the LA Black LGBT Network will take place Wednesday May 12, 2010, 7-9p.m at the In the Meantime headquarters located at 4067 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029.

Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month. Hope to see you there!

Honoring one of JRC’s Founders: Mr. Vincent Jones

Celebrating Vincent Jones as one of The Advocate’s Forty Under 40
26985_416022675089_541380089_5728018_7725010_nLiberty Hill, The Advocate &
Tanya Acker, Kafi D. Blumenfield, Cecilia Cabello & Mario Salazar,
LJ Crusone, Bruce Cochran, Trevor Daley, Becca Doten,
Danny Gibson & Bill Weinberger, Shane Goldsmith, Jennifer Gregg,
Laurie Hasencamp, The Honorable Lindsey Horvath, Rick Jacobs,
Fred Karger, Jim Kennedy, Preeti Kulkarni, Jordan Markwith,
Barbara Osborn, Michele Prichard, Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Roxi Reeves,
Brad Sears, Zach Shepard, Marc Solomon, Fabrice Tasendo,
Daniel Trese, Darrell L. Tucci

Invite you to join us

May 13th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Eleven Restaurant & Nightclub
8811 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA

For a festive celebration of Liberty Hill Senior Program Officer Vincent Jones for The Advocate magazine naming him one the 40 leaders under 40 in the country proving that the gay movement is still in good hands.

We will have a short program at 7:30pm. Guests will enjoy passed appetizers and a reduced price non-hosted bar. Suggested donations of $10 or more are appreciated and will support Liberty Hill’s innovative work to advance LGBTQ justice.

Save time in line at the event by pre-registering today at

24215_338347069399_727859399_4582138_3523496_nLong Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration on May 15 and 16, 2010 From 11 am - 10 pm Along Shoreline Drive in Long Beach, CA. Tickets are only $20.00! Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration has become one of the premiere Pride events nationwide now attracting over 80,000 participants over two days. The Festival Celebration includes seven large dance areas including a main stage which has featured musical artists such as Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson, Maya, and India.Arie.  This year is expected to be bigger than ever so get your tickets online.  Early arrivers who show their pride could receive FREE ADMISSION to the 2010 Long Beach Pride Festival, exclusive Long Beach Pride merchandise and more!  The parade hot spot kicks off an hour early at 9:30 a.m. located on Cherry Ave. and Ocean Blvd. at Bixby Park, the location provides plenty of shade and a community gathering spot for anyone watching the parade.

EQCA and JRC will be co-partnering to outreach and recruit volunteers all weekend.  If you would like more information about getting involved with LB Pride and/or are interesting in volunteering with JRC please contact JRC Community Organizer, Rodney Nickens Jr. at or (562) 242-8601.

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