I arranged to meet with Suzannah Ciernia, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield, at the HideAway Coffeehouse & Winebar this afternoon. I wanted to hear about their 3rd Annual Equal Rights Rainbow Dinner that’s coming up on Saturday night. Proceeds from the dinner help support local education efforts on LGBT issues.
Delfin Bautista, national coordinator for the Unitarian Universalist Association LGBT program ministries, is the keynote speaker. From the press release:
Bautista’s talk will address what it means to be advocates of faith in the face of oppression against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender persons. How do we ‘stand on the side of love’ in our congregations, our communities, and the larger world? The evening’s presentation, and his sermon the following morning, are part of the Northfield church’s ‘Welcoming Congregation’ series…
The event is open to the public and doors open at 5:30. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at $12 for adults and $6 for students. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the corner of West Second and Linden Street in Northfield.
For more on the series, see the article in the Jan. 28 Nfld News: LGBT issues on the minds of students, Unitarians