CitySquare Opportunity Center opens
CitySquare celebrated the opening of CitySquare Opportunity Center on Thursday, Nov. 6.

Located on the southeast corner of Malcolm X Boulevard and I-30, the center will benefit residents of east and south Dallas and the Fair Park area. The 52,000-square-foot multi-service facility houses a food distribution center, a wellness center, offices for CitySquare’s AmeriCorps program, Food on the Move, CitySquare’s after school and summer feeding program and employment training center.

The center opens new options for individuals and families to receive comprehensive services and opportunities they need to achieve progress and begin to work their way beyond poverty and into viability and self-sufficiency.

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Trans Health Fair at Amelia Court
Trans Pride Initiative presents its third annual health fair in conjunction with Parkland Hospital and UT Southwestern. Health screenings, including mammograms, are available for anyone who is uninsured or underinsured. Discount flu shots and free HIV testing is available.

A goal of the fair is for those in the trans community and others who participate to connect to care.

Parking is free 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Amelia Court Clinic, 1936 Amelia Court.

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H4PJ celebrates women
Hope for Peace and Justice presents Celebrating Women. National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendall is the keynote speaker.

The weekend begins with the Solidarity With Women mixer at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Sue Ellen’s Vixen Lounge, 3014 Throckmorton St. The symposium begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road, and there will be a Celebration of Women reception from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Interfaith Peace Chapel, also at 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

Kendall will also address the 9 and 11 a.m. services at Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, Nov. 9, and the 11 a.m. service will be followed by a brunch in her honor at Margaux’s Bridge Bistro, 921 N. Riverfront Blvd.

A Spanish-language sermon by Yinessa Romera with a special blessing for all women begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at CoH, followed by a Tex-Mex lunch and a workshop with author Betti Ibarra.

For tickets and other information visit For scholarship information call Roger Stanley at 214-351-1901.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 7, 2014.