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Posted on 31 Mar 2011 at 4:56pm

RCD to present Gayla Prom

Resource Center Dallas will present the 2011 Gayla Prom, “Runway,” on May 21, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Owens Arts Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

Adam King is chair of the 15th annual event for LGBTQ youth and their allies, ages 14-18.

Resource Center Dallas has been the home of the Dallas/Fort Worth Gayla Prom since 2008. The event was established by the Walt Whitman Community School in 1997.

Supporters of the 2011 event include American Airlines, Youth First Texas, GLSEN-Dallas, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Best Buy and Dana Barber — Realtor.

For information, call 214-528-0144 or email Chair@gaylaprom.org.

Peace Chapel hosting event with Harvey

The Interfaith Peace Chapel presents a “Weekend of Sacred Activism,” featuring acclaimed poet, novelist, mystical scholar and spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey, April 7-10.

The event includes opportunities for dinner, workshops, readings and book signings focused on the principles of Harvey’s latest book, The Hope.

The event is open to the public and ticket prices vary. Tickets and more information are available online at InterfaithPeaceChapel.org. Tickets will also be available at the door on April 8-9.

The event includes dinner with Harvey and a copy of his latest booth on Thursday, April 7, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at a private residence. Cost is $80.

Harvey will speak on “Rumi’s Embrace, Hope for Humanity,” beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the Peace Chapel. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

On Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Harvey will lead a workshop on sacred activism. Cost is $50 in advance, $75 at the door.

The event ends with book signings by Harvey following the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, April 10.

Copies of Harvey’s latest book will be available for purchase at the church’s Sources of Hope Bookstore.

Community health forum set

Resource Center Dallas, Dallas County Health and Human Services and AIDS Arms Inc. are joining together to sponsor an HIV Community Forum Thursday, April 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 118 at Sabine Hall at Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas.

Refreshments will be provided and TOLI credit is available.

The event is hosted by the Richland College Health Center.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 1, 2011.

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