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Raising Ourselves-Erasing Hate: An Invitation to Change
Date Saturday September 06
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street Santa Cruz
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorSusan Myer Silton
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presented by Pisces Moon Productions in association with the Matthew Shepard Foundation

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
7 - 9 PM

Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street , Santa Cruz

providing for a dialog about the power that one individual has to change their world and adopt the values of respect and dignity for others

Admission is free of charge


For a description and more information, please click here



made possible by a grant from the Diversity Partnership Fund at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

Dead Man Wlking

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Added to the calendar on Friday Aug 29th, 2008 11:29 AM
§why the circle A?
by danielsan Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 9:43 AM
Not that there aren't plenty of uninformed uses of the circle A out there, but why "HATE" with an Anarchy A?

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Saturday Aug 30th, 2008 6:38 PM
keynote speaker
ASSEMBLYMAN JOHN LAIRD

spoken word Artist LEX music by JAZZ A

excerpts from Pisces Moon's THE LARAMIE PROJECT

REV. DEBORAH JOHNSON

Santa Cruz No on 8 SPEAKERS and SPECIAL GUESTS

Please join us!

In conjunction with our October production of The Laramie Project, Pisces Moon is collaborating on this special event with the Matthew Shepard Foundation, providing for a dialog about the power that one individual has to change their world and adopt the values of respect and dignity for others.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in a gay hate crime in Wyoming on October 12, 1998.

Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance" through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew's story.

Pisces Moon Productions told Matthew’s story in 2002 and again in 2003 with its acclaimed productions of The Laramie Project. The play chronicles, in the words of the citizens of Laramie, the effect of Matthew’s murder on the community and, ultimately, the world. Pisces Moon is reviving the play to mark the 10-year anniversary of Matthew’s death and to bring attention to the rising number of violent crimes against Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported on August 5 that anti-gay violence has increased significantly in 2008 in both number and severity.

“Raising Ourselves/Erasing Hate” will give voice to victims of hate crimes, provide support and empower change. Thanks to a grant from the Diversity Partnership Fund at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, the event will be free of charge.

To facilitate further outreach, this event will be recorded and re-broadcast on Community Television of Santa Cruz County the month of October through to the November election.

In keeping Matthew Shepard’s dream of replacing the hate in the world with understanding, compassion, and acceptance, Pisces Moon will coordinate other events around its production of The Laramie Project, which will run at Actors’ Theatre, 1001 Center Street, from October 3 through October 19; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

The Sunday performances will host students from local high school Gay-Straight Alliances who will participate in post-performance talkbacks led by representatives of Triangle Speakers, an organization that was created with the objective of providing information to eliminate fear, prejudice, and hatred against LGBT people so that a healthy environment -- particularly for young people -- exists for all members of our community in Santa Cruz County.

On October 12, the tenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death, the performance of The Laramie Project will be followed by a candlelight procession and vigil.

The Laramie Project and the events surrounding it have been made possible by a grant from the Diversity Partnership Fund at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Pisces Moon Productions is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County.

http://www.ccscc.org http://www.cfscc.org http://www.communitytv.org http://www.InnerLightMinistries.com http://www.MatthewShepard.org http://www.ncavp.org http://www.SantaCruzNoOn8.org http://www.TriangleSpeakers.org
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