Local Briefs

Posted on 25 Jan 2007 at 8:14pm
By Staff Reports

Cultural diversity training to begin

The Resource Center of Dallas will host a daylong series of panel discussions with a focus on LGBT issues Friday, Oct. 26.

The event, called Cultural Diversity Education Training, is sponsored by the Dallas County Syphilis Elimination Coalition.

There will be panel discussions on GLBT 101; GLBT Domestic Violence; JEWEL Joining & Educating Women and Empowering Leaders; the Dallas County Syphilis Elimination Coalition; Adult & Young MSM; GEAR Gender Education, Advocacy & Resources; and Female Impersonators.

The event, which includes lunch, begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Resource Center at 214-528-0144 .

Holiday food fundraiser to be held

The Resource Center of Dallas’ Food Pantry/Nutrition Center will hold its third annual “Something To Be Thankful For” holiday fundraiser on Nov. 4, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at J.R.’s Bar and Grill, 3923 Cedar Springs Road.

Cassie Nova will be the host for the event, which will include glamorous drag performances and an auction of merchandise and gift certificates donated by local merchants, including Bill Moore at Advanced Skin Fitness, Lucky’s Caf? and Hollywood Nails and Spa. Performers will also donate their time and their tips to the Food Pantry.

This event has raised almost $13,000 in its first two years, and Food Pantry officials hope proceeds from this year’s event will help offset the more than $100,000 in federal funding cuts to the pantry. The Food Pantry provides weekly grocery shopping for as many as 1,000 clients living with HIV and AIDS.

Women’s Chorus to hold gift gala

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas will host its Gifts & Glitter Gala, “City Lights,” on Nov. 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Women’s Museum at Fair Park. The event and will feature both a live and silent auction of items including artwork, travel packages, rides in fighter jets and biplanes, autographed sports memorabilia and more.

The event will also include gourmet food, cash bar and live music performed by The Women’s Chorus of Dallas.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door and may be purchased by calling 214-520-7828. .

“‘Sexy and Black All Over’ scheduled

Women of Distinction and WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes will present “Sexy and Black All Over” on Nov. 23, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Road in Addison.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with reserve seating available. RSVP online at www.rsvpvip.com/SexyandBlack.

A “singles meet singles” event will be held from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. in a private suite. There will also be live auctions during the event. Parking is free and drink specials will be available. Black attire is required. For more information, go online to www.dallasfamily.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 26, 2007

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