List of Events

DC Black Pride 2007: Sunday Convention, weekend workshops, faith services and entertainment

The Official Host Hotel for this year’s events is the Renaissance M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Interfaith Service for DC Black Pride
Unity Fellowship Church, Washington, DC.
Rev. Abena McCray, Founding Pastor
1226 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
7pm

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Town Hall Meeting ”State of Black Gay Men’s Health”
Sponsored By Orasure Technologies
Presented By National Black Advocacy Coalition
Host Hotel — City Center I, Lower Level
6 to 8 pm

Reception
8 to 9 pm
Host Hotel — City Center II, Lower Level

Volunteer Orientation
Host Hotel — Potomac, Lower Level
6 to 8 pm

Black All Over: Poetry Slam
Presented By Brave Soul Collective
Location: Bus Boys and Poets
7 to 10 pm
Admission: $15.00

Friday, May 25, 2007


Hospitality Suite
Host Hotel — Mount Vernon, Lobby Level
11 am to 8 pm
The Hospitality Suite offers a great way to connect with old friends and make new ones. Visit the hospitality suite for a snack or beverage and for easy access to parties, special events, tours, and restaurant and activity information to make your stay even more memorable.

GLAAD Media Training
Facilitated by Katina Parker
Host Hotel — Center City II Lower Level
3 to 5 pm

President’s Reception
By invitation only
Sponsored by KPMG and Adams National Bank
Host Hotel — Center City I Lower Level
6 to 8 pm

Speed Dating
Hosted by Tommy Jackson
Host Hotel — Potomac, Lower Level
7 to 8 pm
Speed Dating and The Ice Breaker. Here is your opportunity to make a love connection or a new acquaintance. An HIV education prevention message will be included in the presentation.

”Bringing Sexy Back to Black”
Fashion Show & Opening Reception
Presented by the Human Rights Campaign and Bennett Career Institute
Produced by Glynn Jackson
Host Hotel — New Hampshire Ballroom, Lower Level
8 to 10 pm
Suggested Donation: $15.00

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Hospitality Suite
Host Hotel — Mount Vernon, Lobby Level
10:30 am to 7:30 pm
The Hospitality Suite offers a great way to connect with old friends and make new ones. Visit the hospitality suite for a snack or beverage and for easy access to parties, special events, tours, and restaurant and activity information to make your stay even more memorable.

Fear Factor
Getting, Keeping and Restoring Trust in a Relationship
Presented by Angela Harvey
Host Hotel — City Center II, Lower Level
9 to 10 am
This is an interactive workshop that educates participants on the importance of trust. We examine the concept, identify the dangers of proceeding in a relationship (intimate or platonic) with mistrust and explore the importance of giving and receiving the most important element of love: TRUST.

SHE Circle Workshop
Presented by D. Magrini, Health Education Coordinator, The Mautner Project
Host Hotel — Potomac, Lower Level
11 am to 12:30 pm
Spirit Health Education Circle (S.H.E. Circle) is a new national health education program focused on African-American women who partner with women. This comprehensive, holistic program fully utilizes the multi-dimensional influences of culture and sexuality.

Get Fired Up
2nd Annual Health and Wellness Expo
Co-Sponsored By DC Department of Health and Tibotec Therapeutics
Host Hotel — City Center I
Noon to 4 pm
Don’t miss this great opportunity to have personalized conversations about your health and wellness or complete a health assessment with some of the leading local agencies in health and well being. Also, Black men who have sex with men and want to explore what it means; here is your chance to learn and face-off with noted professionals and leaders of your community. Invited Organizations include Black Lesbian Support Group of Whitman Walker Clinic, DC Rape Crisis Center, Mautner Project, Metro TeenAIDS, Results the Gym, Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), Transgender Health Empowerment, Us Helping Us,Vaccine Research Center and more.

Lifestyle Forum
”A Family Meeting” It’s Time to Talk About Us!
Moderated by Shelia Alexander-Reid
Host Hotel — City Center II, Lower Level
Sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and Human Rights Campaign
1 to 2:30 pm
Members of LBGT community discussing a broad cross-section of topics such as legal rights, financial planning, spirituality, domestic partnerships, health and prevention, aging, civil unions and gay marriage, etc.

Fire and Ink
Presented by Redbone Press
Host Hotel — Potomac, Lower Level
2 to 4 pm
Our arts and culture are a big part of black LGBT life. Many of us have used our books — be it Brother to Brother, edited by Essex Hemphill, Invisible Life by E. Lynn Harris, B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy, does your mama know? edited by Lisa C. Moore, or Spirited, edited by G. Winston James and Lisa C. Moore — as a way to validate our identity and affirm who we. Come hear some of the latest black LGBT authors read from their new works, including Laurinda Brown, Walk Like a Man; Michael-Christopher, From Top to Bottom; Doug Cooper-Spencer, This Place of Men; Wyatt Evans, Nothing Can Tear Us Apart; Clarence J. Fluker, Dorothy Harris and Tonya Parker, from Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity; Lee Hayes, A Deeper Blue; G. Winston James, The Damaged Good; Lisa C. Moore, from Voices Rising; Michelle Sewell, Growing Up Girl; and Tim’m T. West, Flirting.

Let’s Talk: A Youth Forum
Moderated by Ray Cunningham of College Hill
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Presented by Sexual Minority Youth League (SMYAL), DC Concerned Providers and Metro Teen AIDS
Host Hotel — City Center II, Lower Level
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Members of LBGTQ youth community discussing a broad cross-section of topics such as self-image, coming out, HIV, and health and prevention.

Transgender 101 Workshop
Presented by Transgender Health Empowerment
Host Hotel — Dupont, Lower Level
2:30 to 3:30 pm

Official DC Black Pride Youth Party
You must be between ages of 16 – 24 to be admitted to this event.
Sponsored by Jamorr Entertainment and Youth Pride Alliance
Republic Gardens
1355 U Street, NW
3:00 pm-6:00pm
Admission: $5

”Shades of Black” Film Festival
Sponsored by Coors
Host Hotel — New Hampshire Ballroom, Lower Level
3 to 6:30 pm
Admission: $15
We will be showcasing new features, shorts and documentaries.

DC Black Pride’s Idol Competition
Preliminary Round
Sponsored by Coors
Featuring Celebrity Judges: Frenchie Davis, former American Idol contestant and star of Broadway’s Rent, Doug Spearman, co-star of LOGO’s Noah’s ARC, and Shiqueeta Lee
Host Hotel — New Hampshire, Lower Level
8:30 to 10:30 pm

Black Renaissance Poetry Slam
Sponsored by The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Host Hotel — City Center I
10 pm to Midnight
Admission: $15
Come listen to messages from the souls of our community that will unite and free. These poets embody liberty, unity and strength. Just the poet, the audience and the word.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


Interfaith Service
Host Hotel — New Hampshire Ballroom, Lower Level
10 am to Noon
This service will be filled with inspirational messages, songs of praise and worship as various faiths come together to help you get your praise on! Motivational Diva, Angela Harvey will be the keynote speaker.

Liberty – Unity – Strength Festival
Sponsored by Coca-Cola
Washington Convention Center — Hall C
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Noon to 6 pm
Admission: $15
Our community comprises the most lucrative, brand-loyal niche consumer market in the world! This unique gathering of over 100 vendors from across the country will afford you the opportunity to shop ’til you drop, be entertained by an amazing talent line-up or sample some of the best offerings from gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses across the country. Featuring the following activities: D.C. Black Pride’s Idol Competition Finals, and live onstage talent. Don’t miss an unforgettable performance by Frenchie Davis and the incomparable R&B diva Monica.

Monday, May 28, 2007


Hospitality Suite
Host Hotel — Mount Vernon, Lobby Level
10 am to 1:00 pm
For up-to-date information, visit www.dcblackpride.org.

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