Local briefs • 03.26.10

Posted on 25 Mar 2010 at 4:26pm

Non-discrimination law seminar set
Chalisa D. Warren, senior public information representative with the city of Dallas Fair Housing Office, will give an overview of the city’s Human Relations Ordinance, known as Chapter 46, that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing or public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation, on Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas Public Library.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Dallas Public Library’s GLBT Adult Programming Committee.

For more information, call 214-671-9580.

JEWEL screening Lyon-Martin doc
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Resource Center Dallas’ JEWEL program for women and the Phil Johnson Historic Archives & Research Library will be showing the film "No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon," on Saturday, March 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan St.

The documentary, directed by Joan Biren, tells the story of the lesbian couple who founded the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, the first public organization for lesbians in America.

The screening is free and open to the public.

GLSEN holding logo contest
The Dallas Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network is sponsoring a contest for youth and young adults ages 14 to 25 to design a virtual logo for Dallas’ annual Breaking the Silence event on April 16. Designs should be e-mailed to dallas@chapters.glsen.org on or before March 25.  GLSEN-Dallas is also looking for students to perform in the designated performance area during the Breaking the Silence event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 16. To participate submit name, age and a brief description of their act to kpatrick@twu.edu before April 12.

AIN needs Bloomin’ Ball vols
AIDS Interfaith Network is looking for volunteers to help with its annual fundraiser, Bloomin’ Ball: Sowing Seeds of Hope. Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday, April 23, with shifts scheduled from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight; to finish setting up and during the event on Saturday, April 24, with shifts scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and to clean up on Sunday, April 25, with one shift scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon. Refreshments and meals will be served to all shifts. Volunteer orientation is scheduled on Sunday, April 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westin Park Central Hotel.

For more information or to volunteer, e-mail gkelly@aidsinterfaithnetwork.org or call Gretchen Kelly at 214-943-4444.   

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 26, 2010.

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