4 Black gay men have been murdered
in NYC since Feb.
2005 and another has been severely assaulted.
These attacks have taken place in a climate made
increasingly hostile towards Black LGBT people in NYC
by some ministers.
A coalition is forming to encourage
more Black leaders
in the faith community to become active in ending violence against
LGBT people of African descent in NYC!
Come help us celebrate this momentous
our kick-off event that will be a celebration of the victory of grace over
REVIVAL! Victory Over Spiritual
Violence Through Grace
Sunday, July 31, 2005, 4-7pm
Riverside Church, Assembly Hall
490 Riverside Drive (Between 120th & 122nd Streets)
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Keynote: Elder Joseph Tolton,
Christ Conscious Ministries
- Bishop Carlton Pearson, Higher
Church, Tulsa, OK (videotaped message)
- Reverend Valerie Holly, Unity
- Arun Gandhi, PhD, M.K. Gandhi
Center for Institute for
- Krishna Stone, minister, staff
- Robert Miller, Ph.D. M.Phil.,
L.M.S.W., Seminarian and Prof at SUNY Albany
- Manhattan Borough President
C. Virginia Fields,
- Master of Ceremonies: Reverend
Cari Jackson, The
Center of Spiritual Light
- Music by Lavender Light Choir
- REVIVAL! is co-sponsored by:
Gay Men of African
Descent, New York State Black Gay Network, Soulforce,
Empire State Pride Agenda's Pride in the Pulpit.
Endorsers include: Ali Forney Center, Audre Lorde
Project, Balm in Gilead, Manhattan Regional Faith-based Committee, Maranatha
Group of Riverside Church, Metropolitan
Community Church of NY, National Black Justice
Coalition, National Coalition of Anti-Violence
Programs, New York AIDS Coalition, Out & Faithful,
People of Faith for LGBTI Civil Rights, SAGE, and
Unity Fellowship Church, & Urban Mana.
For more information, please contact
Kenyon Farrow at 212.828.9393, ext 138 or