In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Affinity Community Services, Broadway Youth Center at Howard Brown or Center on Halsted.
Affinity is looking for volunteers to help usher during Vernita’s service. If you’re interested, please contact Peaches at email@example.com by Thursday, March 27th. We can also provide the address for cards to Vernita’s wife, Pat Ewert.
Joint statement from Affinity Community Services, Broadway Youth Center at Howard Brown Health Center and Center On Halsted
We extend our deepest condolences to the wife, family and friends of Vernita Gray. She left an indelible mark on our hearts and communities with her compassion, fierce advocacy, wicked sense of humor, and deep commitment to community empowerment.
Vernita’s contributions to LGBT activism are substantial. And beyond her accolades we remember the love and kindness she showed everyone she encountered, whether an old friend or new acquaintance.
Even in our mourning, Vernita reminds us of her character and moral compass. She has requested to her next of kin that in lieu of flowers, she be remembered with generous contributions to Affinity, Broadway Youth Center of Howard Brown Health Center, or the Center on Halsted. We are touched and honored by her thoughtfulness and unwavering commitment to social justice.
As we say our last good byes, we honor her legacy of proud activism and altruism. V, we will miss you and continue to carry the touch of your passion for community.
Kim L. Hunt, Affinity Community Services
David Munar & Imani Rupert, Broadway Youth Center at Howard Brown Health Center
Modesto Tico Valle, Center On Halsted
ALMA has implemented a few changes, such as what its acronym stands for ( Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action ), along with a new plan on supporting LGBTQ culture in 2014.
For the first time, its social event was held at Latin bar Antronio’s in Berwyn, Ill., with host La Mas Mejor. Board members arrived to distribute promotion items creating awareness about the organization while celebrating and giving out a Best of Divas Award to one local drag queen in the process on March 21. Read more here.
The Anhelo Project is pleased to invite you to attend our 5th Annual Dream Gala, “We Fall, We Rise: Fortaleciendo Nuestra Comunidad,” on Friday April 25, 2014. The event’s objectives are not only to expand our Dream Scholarship Fund, but to shed light on the struggles faced by undocumented youth and to support the mission of the Anhelo Project. The evening’s program will include hors d’oeuvres (6:30PM – 8:00PM), three hours of open bar, live performances, a silent auction, and conclude with the announcement of this year’s Dream Scholarship recipients.
To purchase tickets go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/538382 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider becoming a sponsor for this event! To do so, email us at email@example.com.