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Courage to Be

NABWMT 35th Annual Convention
Newark, NJ
July 13 -19, 2015



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT:  JAMES CREDLE

January 31, 2015                                          973-919-9926 or jwcredle1@hotmail.com

 

TAKE YOUR PICK: BLACK HISTORY MONTH or VALENTINE’S DAY!

SAVE on the BUDDY SPECIAL - TWO REGISTRATIONS - $222 – FEBRUARY ONLY!

 

 REGISTRATION ONLINE NOW for “COURAGE to BE. . .” the 35TH ANNUAL CONVENTION of the National Association of Black and White Men Together, JULY 14TH to 18TH, 2015!!  (http://www.nabwmt.org/convention-2015/)   Re-affirm your commitment to NABWMT’s ANTI-RACISM WORK!

JANUARY 1 to JUNE 30, 2015 - $159 per person.  JULY 1 through CONVENTION - $199 per person.  $75 per day - $150 Weekend Rate.

 

There’s NO BETTER SPOT to meet, greet and enjoy the Best of Summer than the ROBERT TREAT HOTEL, in the Heart of Newark’s incredibly EXCITING and rapidly DEVELOPING DOWNTOWN!  If that’s not ENOUGH, you’re half an hour from NEW YORK CITY by train or bus - join us for the CIRCLE of FRIENDS SUNSET CRUISE around MANHATTAN, INCLUDED in your REGISTRATION!

 

REGISTER by MAIL:  Mail check or money order payable to NABWMT 2015 Newark to:  James Credle, 51 Clifton Avenue, Apt. C2101, Newark, NJ 07104.  Please include all registrant names, mailing address with zip code, email address, and phone.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  ROBERT TREAT HOTEL, 50 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102, 973/622-1000 - Code: 5977 – Event Name:  NABWMT 2015-Newark.  You’ll NEVER stay SO CLOSE to NYC for LESS or GET MORE:

-          $109 + taxes for a single room and $125 + taxes for a double room (15.5% tax)

-          Complimentary Continental Breakfast is available daily for each registrant.

-          One Complimentary Parking Space is available for each registered room.

-          Complimentary on site exercise room and pool are available for guests.

 

NABWMT 2015 Convention-Newark

51 Clifton Avenue Suite C-2101 Newark, New Jersey 07104

James Credle, Planning Committee-Chair

(973) 919-9926 jwcredle1@hotmail.com

www.nabwmt2015newark.com

 



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JULY

Please Note:  Our Monthly Meetings will resume September 18th, 7:30 - 9:45 PM,
at the William Way LGBT Community Center.

Take a look below at the summer schedule of activities
including our camping trips.

We need to know as soon as possible who is planning on coming; what they would like and what resources they have (car, tent, air mattress, etc.).  If you have questions or comments please contact Aaron Libson at 215-455-6038. Feel free to invite friends, but he needs to submit the list of campers for our sites to the respective camps.  The Woods has been expanding its facilities.

Hillside has new management.  Both camps accept credit cards.


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Camping at Hillside

July 2, 3, 4, & 5
 
We need to know as soon as possible who is planning on coming; what they would like and what resources they have (car, tent, air mattress, etc.).  If you have questions or comments please contact Aaron Libson at 215-455-6038. Feel free to invite friends, but he needs to submit the list of campers for our sites to Hillside. 

Hillside has new management, and now accepts credit cards.

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50th Anniversary Celebration of

Annual Reminders

July 2, 3, 4, & 5

LGBT 50th events:

Some are Collaborative events, some are Parties, and some are City of Philadelphia Events.


All Week
Thursday and Friday, July 2-3, 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday, July 4, 9:30 am to 6 pm; Sunday, July 5, 12 to 5 pm
National Constitution Center

 
Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5, 10 am to 5 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History

 
Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5
The African American Museum in Philadelphia

 
Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5, 9 am to 7 pm
Liberty Bell Center

 
Thursday, July 2, 9 am to 9 pm; Friday July 3, 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday, July 4, 9 am to 5 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library

 
Thursday
2:15 pm
Gay Pioneers Historical Marker

 
5:15 pm
Christ Church

 
6:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History

 
8:15 pm
Congress Hall

 
10:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History

 
10:00 pm
The Gayborhood

 
Friday
4:00 pm
Christ Church

 
5:00 pm
River Stage at Great Plaza - Penn's Landing

 
10:00 pm
The Gayborhood

 
Saturday
11:30 am
Independence Visitor Center

 
2:15 pm
Independence Hall

 
4:30 pm
Stratus Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Monaco

 
7:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 
10:00 pm
The Gayborhood

 
11:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 
Sunday
12:00 pm
Street Festival - (Similar to OutFest)
The Gayborhood

 
12:00 pm
The Gayborhood


From Equality Forum's website:

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement, July 2-5, 2015, in Philadelphia

On Independence Day join a who’s who of LGBT icons and allies in front of Independence Hall for a ceremony commemorating the Gay Pioneers and celebrating 50 years of LGBT civil rights achievements. Festivities include wreath laying at the Gay Pioneers historical marker, panel discussions, LGBT history exhibits, entertainment, parties, Gayborhood street festival, concerts, fireworks and more.

Don't Miss This Historic Four-Day Celebration!

Art: Paul Wilson


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From Philly Pride Presents website:



picket plaqueAnnual Reminder Logo 2015

Philly Pride, together with other groups in our community, will be remembering and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 LGBT picketing at Independence Hall, and will be making it the centerpiece of our 2015 PrideDay Gay Pride Parade and Festival, June 14, 2015.  Just a short three weeks later the Independence Hall picket will be reenacted on  Saturday, July 4, 2015, and we will have a special event, the Annual Reminders block party, on Sunday, July 5, 2015, in the heart of the gayborhood.

HISTORY:  On July 4, 1965, and for the next four years, gay rights activists gathered outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia carrying picket signs and demanding legislation that would secure the rights of LGBT Americans. Referencing the self-evident truth mentioned in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” the activists called for legislative changes that would improve the lives of American homosexuals. Activist Craig Rodwell conceived of the event following an April 17, 1965 picket at the White House led by Frank Kameny and members of the New York City and Washington, D.C. chapters of the Mattachine Society, Philadelphia’s Janus Society and the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitus. The groups operated under the collective name East Coast Homophile Organizations (ECHO). It was called the “Annual Reminder” to remind the American people that a substantial number of American citizens were denied the rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” picket 1964 Enthused by Rodwell’s idea, ECHO put together the first Reminder picket in just over two months. Thirty-nine people attended the first picket, including veteran activists Frank Kameny, Barbara Gittings, and Kay Tobin. As with the Washington, D.C. picket Kameny insisted on a strict dress code for participants, including jackets and ties for the men and dresses for the women. Kameny’s goal was to represent homosexuals as “presentable and employable.”

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The pictures to the left show veteran activist Barbara Gittings (wearing the required dress) at the Annual Reminder picket.  The second picture is Barbara speaking at the first Philadelphia gay pride event in 1972.  Barbara was honored when Locust Street was renamed “Barbara Gittings Way.”

As a gay pride organization, Philly Pride tracks its history to the New York Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969, and the first gay pride parade to memorialize that event one year later, June 28, 1970 (which is why gay pride events are typically held in June). The sequence of the Annual Reminders was as follows:


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July 4, 1965
July 4, 1966
July 4, 1967
July 4, 1968

The Stonewall Riots, June 28, 1969
July 4, 1969

Therefore, the last Annual Reminder took place less than a week after the June 28 Stonewall riots. Rodwell received several telephone calls threatening him and the other New York participants, but he was able to arrange for police protection for the chartered bus all the way to Philadelphia. About 45 people participated. The Annual Reminders were commemorated in 2005 by the placement of a Pennsylvania state historical marker by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at 6th and Chestnut Streets where it is viewed by thousands of visitors daily:  “these [Annual Reminders] and the Stonewall riots of 1969 . . .  transformed a small national campaign into a civil rights movement.”


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NABWMT 35th Annual Convention
Newark, NJ
July 13 -19, 2015

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Camping at The Woods

July 17, 18 & 19

We know your home is the talk of your neighborhood in December. Show your talent and decorate your site for Christmas! There is a lot happening this weekend below arejust a few examples.  For a complete list see thewoodscampground.com 

Costs per person

- 2-day weekend approx. $60.00 -Woods

- Membership                   $25.00 - Woods

- Food                               $25.00 - Aaron

 

Christmas in July Dance Party

Swimwear and Underwear Fashion Show

Festival of Lights Tour

 

Santa Trot - Christmas Carol Campsite

Crawl

Sat 8:00PM / Camp Sites

Dress your Santa best as all participants go to pre-determined campsites for some liquid jolliness, but you'll only be served if you participate by singing the assigned Christmas Carol first!

The cost to participate in this event is a "new un-wrapped" toy for children in the Philadelphia region infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.  The Woods is joining AIDS FUND because the families affected by the epidemic are not all getting their needs met.

Your toy donation will go a long way!

Santa Trot gathers and leaves from site 13.

We need to know as soon as possible who is planning on coming; what they would like and what resources they have (car, tent, air mattress, etc.).  If you have questions or comments please contact Aaron Libson at 215-455-6038. Feel free to invite friends, but he needs to submit the list of campers for our sites to The Woods.  The Woods has been expanding its facilities.

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Black Gay Genius!

 Discussion and Book Signing


 
Saturday, July 25th

1:30 to 5 PM


 
at William Way LBGT

Community Center


 

Black Gay Genius features personal narratives, critical essays, poetry, interviews, and other writing calling forth the legacy of writer and activist Joseph Beam (1954-1988).  Beam, a native Philadelphian, rose to prominence in the 1980s as editor of In the Life, a ground-breaking anthology that gave unprecedented voice and visibility to the lives of Black Gay Men.  Join co-editor Steven G. Fullwood, and contributors Pamela Booker, andré m. carrington, Arleen Olshan, Ron Simmons, Guy O. Weston, and Darius Omar Williams as we share our stories, look back at the 1980s, and look forward to build on this powerful political and artistic legacy. 


 
CELEBRATING 6 YEARS OF GREAT BOOK DISCUSSIONS:
P.A.G.E.S. Book Club and Guy O. Weston
invite you to hear Black Gay Genius on:

 
July 25, 2015 - 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM,
concluding with a reception
William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Further information:
Carlos Carter (blaclikme@comcast.net)
Guy O. Weston (guyoweston@gmail.com)

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August
 
Camping at The Woods

Latin Weekend


 
August 17, 18 & 19


Every time you visit the Caribbean, don’t you wish you could take a little bit

 home with you?.  Below are just a few of the things happening this weekend

 for a completee list see thewoodscampground.com


Latin Spice Club Night Caribbean Pool Party The Dating Game!

Carnival Block Party

Sat 7:00PM - 10:00PM / Spruce Drive This party recreates the Brazilian Carnival

 Party with music, food, drinks, costumes and sexy Latinos! (Pale gringos are

 invited too)  Be inspired by our Latin American neighbors as you design your

 costume for this party!  There will be prizes for the best costumes!


Streakin’ with Puerto Ricans (Midnight Naked

Hike)



We need to know as soon as possible who is planning on coming; what they would like and what resources they have (car, tent, air mattress, etc.).  If you have questions or comments please contact Aaron Libson at 215-455-6038. Feel free to invite friends, but he needs to submit the list of campers for our sites to The Woods.  The Woods has been expanding its facilities.

 

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Saturday 29th

Beach Trip to Sandy Hook

Plan to be at the beach around 10:00 AM

Contact Stevie at 610-277-6595 to for information and coordinating carpools.


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SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 7th

Labor Day BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)

at Joshua's Farm



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Friday, September 18th
 
 
General Meeting

 

7:30 PM to 9:45 PM

 
at William Way LGBT Community Center
 
1315 Spruce St.

 
Light Refreshments Available     Everyone Welcome!

 
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