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The assembly of speakers came for across the city to honor the LGBT POC Elder community. Over 75 seniors came together for an evening of community, live entertainment and lunch, all generously donated.
A special tribute was paid to GRIOT Circle and its executive director, Glen-Michael Francis, who was also the keynote speaker. Glen spoke about community and the work that went into creating the Sage Innovative Center, the first city-funded LGBT Center in New York City.
Glen also spoke to why this community center belongs to all of us, and why we as people of color should come and enjoy the activities, make suggestions to create programs and services that are reflective of our values and traditions, bring friends and take computer classes.
Alyce Emory, the evening’s MC and program coordinator, said, “I am humbled and grateful to all who participated and supported!” Minister Renair Amin was the officiant and gave the opening remarks and blessings!
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