The Center on Halsted to Host ‘A Call to Rise’ on November 16

Call To Rise

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—November 15, 2016.  The Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted in Chicago, will host ‘A Call to Rise’ on Wednesday, November 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Center’s John Baran Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The Center on Halsted stands here for you and with you. You are invited to join us and other members of LGBTQ and allied communities to come together in solidarity to heal, uplift each other, and to chart a path forward.

The goal of ‘A Call to Rise’ is to provide a space for LGBTQ and allied communities to heal and chart a path forward. This is YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT. With this goal, there will not be a rigid structure for the evening, but rather an opening of our space in the hopes that we can be a catalyst for the discussion and change you would like to see. Individuals are welcome to drop-in at any time between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to participate

Behavioral Health Counselors will be available to speak with individuals on a drop-in basis throughout the evening.

We will have a physical space for you to write your feelings and reactions for public display within Center on Halsted.


6:00 p.m. Welcome by Kim Fountain, Chief Operating Officer at Center on Halsted

6:10 p.m. Musical Performance by Vanessa Sheridan, Director of Transgender Programs & Community Engagement

6:15 p.m. Enlivening the Activists and Advocates Within

This is your opportunity to rally around next steps in smaller working groups with others. Initial working groups include:

  • Peace Circles
  • Classical Music
  • Art Response
  • Education and Resource Dissemination
  • Know Your Rights – Legal Response
  • Promoting and Supporting Healthy Behaviors

We encourage individuals to brainstorm other ideas they would like to rally behind and lead discussions on next steps.

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Center on Halsted is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood.





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