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April: A Month Filled with LGBT Events & Activities!

There's Lots Going on with Your LGBT Center This Month!

Events and activities. Socializing and celebrations. Community involvement. Vocational and career training. Support groups. And much, much more! There's something for everyone this month at the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin. Full details can be found on our Web site: www.lgbtsewisc.org. Please remember that the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin is now open daily (except Tuesdays) for morning appointments between 9:00 and 11:00 am ... as well as for "drop-ins" from 2:00 until 9:00 pm. We're closed Tuesdays and Sundays, but open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm every Saturday. Please visit the Calendar page of our Web site for complete details about everything happening this month. To schedule an appointment with the executive director, just send him an e-mail; similarly, an e-mail to our assistant director, Morey Manyoki, is an easy way to reach him.

It's Our Anniversary and We're Celebrating with a Big Birthday Bash ...

The highlight of our month, of course, is Sunday, April 11th ... when we'll be holding our birthday bash and anniversary party at the Rhode Island Opera House (514 56th Street) beginning at 5:00 PM in Kenosha. Tickets @ $20 can be purchased in advance at Mo's, Uncorkt, Club ICON, the LGBT Center, and from any of the directors on our Board. You can also purchase tickets in advance, securely, online. Space permitting, tickets will be available at the door @ $25. With appetizers and heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by Mo's Cafe and a Cash Bar provided by Club ICON, you'll have a fabulous time enjoying our festivities with friends and family ... while scooping up some of the many outstanding items displayed at our "Last Licks" tables on the side.

Special "Taco" Reception on Wednesday, April 7th

Before our anniversary, though, you'll definitely want to visit the LGBT Center on Wednesday, April 7th, between 7:00-8:30 PM for a very special "Taco Reception" honoring Phil Strang, our newest artist in residence, whose work -- "Dangergous Women, Wayward Men, and the Wild, Wild West" -- will be on display in our Art Gallery throughout the month. In addition to the reception (or if you can't make it), please feel free to stop in and enjoy this tremendous series of themed artwork pieces painted on rather unusual materials and substrates! A full description of the show, the art, and the reception is posted on the Calendar page of our Web site.

Day of Silence, Night of Screams: April 12th

An event college students, especially, will want to be at is "Day of Silence, Night of Screams" at Club ICON. The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT bullying, name-calling and harrassment in schools. This special, one-night only celebration at Club ICON recognizes how far we've come in the fight against discrimination.

April 15th: Racine Reads ... at the LGBT Center

A community-wide reading in which residents are encouraged to read and discuss the same book at the same time, Racine Reads seeks to promote reading and dialogue among the people of Racine County ... and throughout SE Wisconsin (and Northern Illinois).

Please join us at 6:30 PM when, together, we examine Privilege, Power, and Difference (2nd edition) as the tenth community-read selection.

In this short book, Johnson, a University of Michigan sociologist, explores the underlying nature and consequences of privilege in our society. Without making us feel guilty or ashamed, the book shows how all forms of privilege exist together ... and how each of us is tied to and affected by this privilege in our society ... whether the privilege comes from being while, male, heterosexual, non-disabled, etc.

Discussion leader Chuck Ruehle will help us understand where we fit in a society built on the structure of privilege.

Other Favorite Events Are Also Scheduled

Be sure to check the Calendar page of our Web site to confirm this month's meeting times and places for our LGBT Writers Group ... Moonlighting Career Pathing Group ... Gender Identity Support Group ......

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