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Posted on 15 Mar 2007 at 8:12pm
By Staff Reports

Mother of hate crime victim to speak at Mountain View College

Judy Shepard, whose son Matthew was killed in a brutal anti-gay hate crime attack in 1998 in Wyoming, will speak at Mountain View College’s Performance Hall on Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m.

Shepard and her husband Dennnis started the Matthew Shepard Foundation after his death to work for gay and lesbian equality and helping to prevent hate crimes.

Shepard has appeared in two Human Rights Campaign public service television spots aimed at curbing anti-gay hate crimes.

Mountain View College is located at 4849 W. Illinois Ave.

Women’s Chorus salutes the music of Hollywood with upcoming concert
On the heels of the Oscars, the Women’s Chorus of Dallas will bring the sounds of Hollywood to Southern Methodist University’s Caruth Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

The chorus, now in its 18th season, will sing everything from “Let the River Run” from “Working Girl” to “What’ll I Do?” from “Big City” and “Wind Beneath My Wings” from “Beaches.” They also have the melody from “Sister Act” and new lyrics to “Hooray for Hollywood.”

Tickets are available online at www.twcd.org, by calling the chorus office at 214-520-7828 or at the door. The Caruth Auditorium is at 6101 Bishop Blvd. in Dallas.

Recruit, pledge party for AIDS Walk Tarrant County set for Sunday

The 15th Annual AIDS Walk Tarrant County will be at 1 p.m. April 1 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Ave. (Gendy and Lancaster avenues).

The walk is 3.2 miles through the Botanic Centers and back to the arts center. There will also be food, entertainment and free HIV testing.

There will be a recruit and pledge party for the walk from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Blue Mesa Grill, 1600 S. University Drive.

Jubilee Apostolic Christian Center relocates to new space in Dallas

Apostolic Christian Center International, the only GLBT affirming and inclusive Apostolic Pentecostal church in the DFW Metroplex, has relocated to a new site at 4617 S. Buckner Blvd., Suite J. The 5,000-square-foot space was offered to the church at a discount price and will house the church and its Apostolic Resource Center, including the thrift shop, a Christian books and gift shop and a coffee shop.

The church offers a casual, come-as-you-are “Coffee House Service” at 10 a.m. each Sunday in the Coffee Shop, with a traditional worship service at 1 p.m. Jubilee also holds Tuesday evening Bible studies and Thursday evening services, both at 7:30 p.m. The first Thursday of each month is dedicated to “Fight 4 Right,” a grassroots movement working toward reforming the abusive and flawed American/Texas criminal justice system. The first Friday of each month is Family Fellowship Night with games, movies and a pot luck meal.

HIV support fellowships will be announced shortly.

The church needs donations for the Thrift Shop and books relative to Christianity and homosexuality for the soon-to-open library. The Resource Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 8 p.m., and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. For information call 214-703-0127 or go online to www.GayJubilee.org or www.JubileeTX.net.

Dallas police chief to speak at Oak Lawn crime watch meeting

Dallas Chief of Police David Kunkle will be the guest speaker at the Oak Lawn Apartment Managers and Stakeholders Crime Watch meeting on Wednesday, March 21, at noon.

The meetings are held at the Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas Public Library.

Reverchon Park Cleanup scheduled for Saturday

The Friends of Reverchon Park will hold their annual cleanup project on Saturday, March 17. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There will be two hours of work, followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 16, 2007

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