Friday, October 8, 2010

Calling the extended LGBTQ family: Solidarity Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 2:38 PM

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This Sunday marks the 15th Annual Solidarity Sunday, and it’s timing could not be more timely. Solidarity Sunday is a faith-based anti-violence initiative aimed at ending violence toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered people of our planet. Every year, people across the United States gather to remember those who have been abused, mistreated and killed because of their sexual orientation. It has expanded each year to include many faiths: Catholic, Methodist, Jewish, Episcopalian, Buddhist... the list goes on and on.

Solidarity Sunday is a national event that started here in San Antonio in 1995. This Sunday, October 10th at 2:30 pm, there will be a panel discussion hosted by PRO San Antonio and moderated by Cary Clack of the Express News. The topic of the panel discussion is “Invisible Violence = Invisible Scars. How do you know you are not violent?” One panelist is local artist Anel Flores, who is a representative for the current Latina Lesbiana experience in San Antonio. Clack will also be a guest speaker for an Interfaith Solidarity Service at 5:00. Nothing rounds out the healing process like sharing food, and that’s just what they’ll do after the service.

The Solidarity Interfaith Service, Panel discussion, and potluck will be hosted at Madison Presbyterian Church at 319 Camden Street, San Antonio, Texas 78215. Visit the Dignity San Antonio website for more info.

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