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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 assault 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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June

Friday, June 16th
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, June 16th
 
General Meeting

 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

at William Way LGBT Community Center
 1315 Spruce St.


Steve Grossman will be our guest speaker



Light Refreshments Available         Everyone Welcome! 



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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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July

Hillside Campgrounds

MACT Camping June 30 – July 04

One of the busiest weekends with 4 days of fun.  This year the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday. Your booking of the 4th of July weekend, now lets you stay until Tuesday for free. Pay the required 3-night holiday weekend rate (Friday-Monday), and stay for 4 nights (Friday-Tuesday).
 Debutante Party Saturday July 1, 2017 5:00pm on the Landing Strip Join Matthew and Neal on the Landing Strip for the 24th annual Debutante Party
 
Stage Show Saturday July 1, 2017 8:30pm at the Rec Hall Bring a chair, or lay out on the grass hill at the Rec Hall and prepare for an evening of entertainment.  If you are interested in performing in the show, please bring your music to the Rec Hall at 12:00 noon.
 
Make sure you talk to Aaron, at 215-455-6038 if you are planning to join us at Hillside.  Aaron must give all names to the Hillside office before you arrive.  Also, it is suggested that you complete the waiver form at https://hillside.camp/2017waiver/ before you come up to camp.  If you don’t submit the form before-hand you will need to complete it on the office computer at camp (there could be a line).  With the form completed pay the membership fee $10.00 and the camping fee for the weekend, checks, credit card & cash accepted.





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The Woods Campgrounds

July 21 - 23 Leather II / Country II

We’re combining themes for an event filled weekend!  Line dancers – the club is yours for the weekend.  Or show your stuff in your hot leather gear!
Remember to call Aaron at 215-455-6038 to reserve your spot for this and all camping trips.




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August

The Woods Campgrounds

Aug 25 – 27



The Woods  Start making your reservation with the camping committee.  Space may be limited.  Call Aaron at 215-455-6038



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