Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Race & Racism in the LGBTQ+ Community

Dear LGBTQ+ community members and our allies,     We have seen the devastating impacts of white nationalism over the last several weeks with the mass shootings across the nation, including in our own backyard in Gilroy.  Our hearts are broken but our activism is still strong.    We at The Diversity Center are committed to working on the issues of race and racism in the LGBTQ+ community and how we can collectively move forward together in our activism for the benefit of the entire LGBTQ+ community, including people of color, multi-racial people and white folks.    We know that these are not always the easiest conversations to have, but we are committed to creating a brave space and a safe place for community conversations about race and racism.     The day will include presentations, experiential workshops, performances, spoken word and music.     There will be several tracks that you can choose from including:      One track for people of color and multi-racial people to gather by race/ethnicity and discuss how race and racism impacts your experience and your activism.    Another track will be for white folks to talk about how race and racism impacts your lives, and the ways in which you can become effective allies in the fight against racism.    We will also be caucusing by issue areas such as: education, work, and disability rights.    Workshop topics will include: how race is portrayed in social media, and grief and mourning in LGBTQ+ communities.    Please join us for this crucial community conversation on:    Sunday, September 15th From 1 pm to 6 pm At Cabrillo College, Cafeteria, Room 901

Dear LGBTQ+ community members and our allies,

We have seen the devastating impacts of white nationalism over the last several weeks with the mass shootings across the nation, including in our own backyard in Gilroy.

Our hearts are broken but our activism is still strong.


We at The Diversity Center are committed to working on the issues of race and racism in the LGBTQ+ community and how we can collectively move forward together in our activism for the benefit of the entire LGBTQ+ community, including people of color, multi-racial people and white folks.

We know that these are not always the easiest conversations to have, but we are committed to creating a brave space and a safe place for community conversations about race and racism.

The day will include presentations, experiential workshops, performances, spoken word and music.

There will be several tracks that you can choose from including:

One track for people of color and multi-racial people to gather by race/ethnicity and discuss how race and racism impacts your experience and your activism.

Another track will be for white folks to talk about how race and racism impacts your lives, and the ways in which you can become effective allies in the fight against racism.

We will also be caucusing by issue areas such as: education, work, and disability rights.

Workshop topics will include: how race is portrayed in social media, and grief and mourning in LGBTQ+ communities.

Please join us for this crucial community conversation on:

Sunday, September 15th
From 1 pm to 6 pm
At Cabrillo College, Cafeteria, Room 901

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Girls Rock: Kick-off To Pride
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Girls Rock: Kick-off To Pride

Come kick off Santa Cruz Pride weekend with the fabulous Christie McCarthy and her all-star band in support of a mighty cause, the Pajaro Valley Pride Youth Scholarship Program, benefiting our leaders of tomorrow!

Christie puts on a hell of a show filled with energy, heart and soul. So prepare to be thoroughly entertained, socialize with your fellow Prider's and pay it forward! Christie's band The Wielders features Glenn MacPherson on guitar, Rhan Wilson on bass, Patti Maxine on lap steel and Jimmy Norris on drums, with special guest Stephen Bigger on keyboards.

We are also thrilled to welcome spoken word artist, Maria Cherem. Maria is a force of nature and you will be blown away by her beautiful messages and powerful performance.

Come at 7 PM to participate in the SILENT AUCTION! Prizes include tickets to Sin Sisters Burlesque, a Christie fan package and more! SHOW STARTS AT 8 PM.

The Kuumbwa serves beer, wine and food; and seating is tiered:

$40 VIP ticket holders may select seats upon arrival within the first 3 rows (seats include tables), and will recieve one (1) free drink coupon and entry into a prize drawing valued @ $50

$25 General Admission ticket holders may choose seats upon arrival in rows 6 and beyond

Come support this wonderful cause! The Pajaro Valley Pride Youth Scholarship Program strives to provide resources to our under-served community in the form of scholarships to local LGBTQIA+ and allies that aspire to pursue higher education. They foster our leaders by providing the support, confidence, and resources needed to help them meet their long-term goals.

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PIE FOR THE PEOPLE SANTA CRUZ
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

PIE FOR THE PEOPLE SANTA CRUZ

Join us for a community pie potluck to benefit TransFamilies.

About:TransFamilies’ mission is to create a world where people of all gender identities are celebrated. TransFamilies works with families to provide support and informational resources to help support their gender diverse kids. They hold support groups, maintain current resources for the medical, legal and educational issues that face families with gender diverse children and coach families on their children’s rights. 

Where: Homeless Garden Project Farm in Santa Cruz (Shaffer Road at Delaware Ave)

Please bring:

  • The whole family

  • A sweet or savory vegetarian pie*

  • $5+ donation per person to benefit TransFamilies

  • Your own plate/fork/spoon/napkin/mug

*If baking isn’t your thing, don’t worry! Come & just bring an extra buck or two.

 

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Fab Friday at Faust
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fab Friday at Faust

  • Faust Salon & Spa (Downtown Santa Cruz) (map)
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Join the gay/bi/trans men of Santa Cruz for an evening of socializing and fun. Monterey artist Paul Richmond is displaying his Promiseland series at Faust this month. In addition, he's bringing some life-sized pinup boys for us to color from his popular Cheesecake Boys Coloring Book.Faust Salon & Spa (Downtown Santa Cruz) and Santa Cruz Fab Fridays will provide refreshments. Donations at the door will benefit Pajaro Valley Pride Scholarship Fund. Come out and be a part of your fab community!

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