Just Desserts – Allyship’s 3rd Fall Fundraiser
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On November 23rd Allyship is hosting our Third Annual Fundraising Event called ‘Just Desserts: LGBTQ Allyship’s Social Justice Extravaganza’ at the charming and historical Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 South Holly street in the Rainier Valley, from 6pm to 7:30pm. ‘Just Desserts’ will be an event highlighting gourmet desserts and other eateries from local restaurants and bakeries throughout Seattle to benefit Allyship’s programming to end LGBTQ youth homelessness, support community-led initiatives that strengthen the diversity of LGBTQ families, build connections between LGBTQ seniors and youth and promote advocacy solutions addressing disparities of both seniors and youth in the LGBTQ community.
Our Keynote speaker is Cuc Vu, Director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs for the City of Seattle. Ms. Vu has a strong background in the LGBTQ, labor and immigrant rights movements. We are honored for her to speak at Just Desserts! For more info on Cuc Vu.
Mercedes Nicole, jazz vocalist and LGBTQ woman of color artist, will be our Mistress of Ceremony for the evening. For more info: www.mercedesnicolejazz.com
Organizations that have shown exceptional Leadership:
Entre Hermanos for being an amazing supporter in building Allyship’s organizational capacity, a partner in the emerging LGBTQ Economic Justice Coalition and continuing to be a leader around promoting the health and wellbeing of the Latino LGBTQ community.
South Park Senior Center for being an instrumental agent in the success of Allyship’s LGBTQ Intergenerational dialogues and for exceptional leadership in supporting LGBTQ Elder needs as one of our new coalition member of the LGBTQ Economic Justice Coalition.
Individual Awarded leaders:
Intergenerational Conference Committee: Jack Barker, Emma Moreno, Jo ‘Paradigm’ Roberts, Justine Winnie, Symone Green, Norma Timbang and Katie Schneier; for demonstrating the strength in community building by participating in the LGBTQ Intergenerational dialogues, showing your leadership in LGBTQ Intergenerational organizing by being the conference organizing committee of Allyship’s first LGBTQ Intergenerational Conference on September 28thand for leading the way to ensuring the City of Seattle proclaims September 28th as LGBTQ Intergenerational Day.
Sarah Jen for being a leader in advocating for youth and senior justice as the volunteer Intergenerational Conference Coordinator, that included volunteer coordination, writing outreach materials and making the conference functional and beautiful by creating amazing home-made conference decorations.