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NABWMT

NABWMT 37th Annual Convention 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Aug 3 - 5, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEN OF ALL COLORS TOGETHER (MACT) - PHILADELPHIA
RESPONDS TO RECENT GUN VIOLENCE

PHILADELPHIA, July 12, 2016 -- In response to the recent massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando; the deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota; and the deaths of five police officers in Dallas, Men of All Colors Together (MACT) - Philadelphia felt compelled to release our thoughts on these tragedies that affected all Americans -- gay or straight, black or white or latino, police or non-police.

All of these incidents, though different in detail, offer a sobering and disturbing look at life in America today. The senseless deaths of 49 people in a gay nightclub by an extremist rattled us, made us feel uneasy, tense, angry. The all-too-common deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by over zealous police officers made us feel uncertain, dubious, angry. The untimely deaths of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson and Dallas Police Officers Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Lorne Ahrens made us feel unsettled, muddy, angry.

What do these events have in common? They make us ANGRY. Very angry. And we are not quite sure what to do about it.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families and loved ones involved, but we are certain that this is little comfort.

We’ve come up with three things that we feel strongly could help over time:
1. Close all national and state-wide loopholes for obtaining assualt weapons.
2. Resist homophobia, racism and sexism in every form.
3. Resist racism and sexism in every form in the gay community.

We know it’s an uphill battle, but we in the LGBT community know better, expect better, and will do better. To help, look up African-American Country Singer Coffey Anderson’s Traffic-stop Etiquette Video on Facebook for tips on what African Americans can do during a traffic stop.

Men of All Colors Together (MACT) - Philadelphia, Inc., is a gay, multiracial and multicultural orgainzation
committed to equality, diversity and justice in humankind through social, educational and other means to support the LGBTQAI communities.

Our meetings take place each month from September to June at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
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February

Annual Red Party


Saturday, February 11th

7:30 to 11 PM

Save the date!
  
Get ready for the Annual Red Party at Ken's home in Newtown, Square.


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Friday, February 17th
 
Steering Committee Meeting
 
6:00 to 7:30 PM

at William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St.  

Please note that the Steering Committee meeting will precede the General meeting which begins at 7:30 PM.

The Steering Committee meeting is open to anyone who wishes to observe it. 
So come early and see how it functions. 
You might want to become part of it, or volunteer for a committee!


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Friday, February 17th
 
General Meeting

 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

at William Way LGBT Community Center
 1315 Spruce St.

Black History Presentation
Nate O'Neal
 

Light Refreshments Available         Everyone Welcome! 

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MARCH


Friday, March 17th

Steering Committee Meeting
 
6:00 to 7:30 PM


at William Way LGBT Community Center

1315 Spruce St.  


Please note that the Steering Committee meeting will precede the General meeting which begins at 7:30 PM.


The Steering Committee meeting is open to anyone who wishes to observe it. 
So come early and see how it functions. 
You might want to become part of it, or volunteer for a committee!



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Friday, March 17th
 
General Meeting

 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

at William Way LGBT Community Center
 1315 Spruce St.

March is Women's History Month

MACT  - Phila. will host
Rue Landau, Executive Director of the
Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

 

Light Refreshments Available         Everyone Welcome! 



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Coming Events!

MACT - Phila. 36th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
& Silent Auction!

Banquet, Awards, & Silent Auction

Friday, May 5th
6:00 to 10 PM

The Banquet & Awards will take place at the same location as last year, since we had so many compliments on the food and site.  

However, this year, will are bringing back the world famous Silent Auction.  So gather your precious things that no longer look so well with your new furnishings, and connect with Aaron at 215-455-6038, to let him know what you will be bringing.


Sunday Brunch

Sunday, May 7th
12 Noon to 2 PM

We will again be at the same location as last year for the Sunday Brunch, since it too, was a success.

We will have more information and registration forms available in the near future, but we wanted to give you the dates and silent auction info so you can reserve the dates and gather the items in time.


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Pride Parade & Festival!

Sunday, June 18th

Noon to 6 PM

13th & Locust Sts. to Penn's Landing

MACT - Phila. will again have a table at Penn's Landing


Please contact Stevie if you can help with setup, breakdown, staffing the table, or any combination of the above at 610-277-6595.

Please note:

There will be an LGBTQ National March on Washington against Trump.  It was scheduled the same weekend as Philly Pride.  So Philly Pride changed from June 11th, the second Sunday in June, to June 18th, the third Sunday in June. 



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