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Please check this calendar before you start out to an event.  An attempt will be made to post any last minute weather related or other cancelation or postponement beside the event.    
 
 
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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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December

Friday, December 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.
This is something new.  It was successful in June so the committee decided to keep.
Normally, the committee meets in members' homes.

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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The Brothers' Network

Invites you to see
 Sara Osi Scott in her performance in "Clybourne Park" 

The show runs  through December 11th - Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun performances only.


Stagecrafters Theater in Chestnut Hill
8130 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19118


We invite you to see Sara Osi Scott in her performance in "Clybourne Park" at the Stagecrafters Theater in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. We really hope you will be able to make one of the performances of this Tony Award/Pulitzer Prize winning play.  It's a clever piece written as a continuation to "A Raisin In The Sun" that focuses on the issues of housing, race relations and aspirations for a better life both in the 1950s and current day. *For mature audiences. Discount tickets (yay!) are available online now. You can purchase tickets and/or learn more information about the play at www.thestagecrafters.org/clybourne-park . 




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Friday, December 16th
 
 
General Meeting
 

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

at William Way LGBT Community Center
 1315 Spruce St.

A representative from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Anna Mora,
will speak about their programs and services for seniors. 

Light Refreshments Available         Everyone Welcome! 


John Speer expects to have a PayPal app with his phone to accept credit card payments for anyone wishing to pay their membership renewal at the General Meeting.


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Holiday Party Pot Luck


Saturday, December 17th

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM


At the Farm


Join us for this holiday dinner pot luck. It's a time to enjoy the company of your MACT brothers at this special time of the year. This traditional meal is made special by the serene surroundings of this wonderful farmhouse. Dinner is served on a long table crowded into a dinning room reminiscent of a large family gathering.  Home is where the heart is and this meal always feels like home. 


Please call Aaron at 215-455-6038  to RSVP and let him know what you are planning to bring.



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The 10  Anniversary of  the Community Kwanzaa


Friday, December 30th
6 PM to 9 PM

At The African American Museum of 
Philadelphia
7th & Arch Sts.


Many organizations are coming together this year to celebrate Kwanzaa.  The doors will open at 6:00 with the program starting at 6:30. Come out to enjoy this cultural experience, entertainment and food. And the price for all this is the best, FREE!



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"Simply Elegant"

- A New Year's Eve Gala

Celebrating 2017

Saturday, December 31st
9 PM Doors open

3637 Chestnut St.
(Parking and Entrance on Ludlow Street)

Whosoever MCC is hosting a New Year's Eve Gala.
  • 10 PM Late Night Dinner Buffet
  • 10:30 Show Time
  • Midnight
  • Champagne Toast
  • Balloon Drop
  • 1:30 Coffee and Dessert
  • 2 AM Farewell
Admission Includes:
  • Drag Show featuring "The Court of the Most Grand"
  • DJ spinning Oldies, House, R&B, and more
  • Dinner Buffet 
  • Champagne Toast
  • Balloon Drop
  • Party Favors
Menu:
Dinner Buffet
Cornish Hens stuffed with Rice Pilaf
String Beans Almondine 
Roasted Potatoes
Rolls and Butter

Taste of Prosperity and Luck
(served at 12:30 AM)
Black Eye Peas with Rice
Collard Greens

Coffee Time
(served at 1:30 AM)
Coffee and a selection of Pies and Cakes

 Tickets not available at the door.
 Price: $50 per person
           $85 couple

Call Renee at 215-539-0596 for tickets.


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JANUARY
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


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Friday, January 20th
 
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, January 20th
 
 
General Meeting
 

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

at William Way LGBT Community Center
 1315 Spruce St.
 

Light Refreshments Available         Everyone Welcome! 



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