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Civil Rights Pioneer Clarifies Convergences of Discrimination
Metropolitan Community Foundation Holds Gala November 22
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It is expected that she will use this San Francisco appearance to address human and civil rights and the convergences between different forms of oppression and discrimination.
The event, titled, Circles of Hope 2002: A Tribute to Coretta Scott King, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 22. The event will pay tribute to Mrs. King for decades of prophetic and compassionate work on behalf of the civil rights community.
Mrs. King, 75, has long been an advocate for LGBT civil and human rights. She's spoken out on many issues including the military's ban on gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers, against anti-gay ballot measures, for federal legislation to outlaw job discrimination, and for compassion and dignity for people living with HIV and AIDS locally and globally.
Established in 1997, The Metropolitan Community Foundation provides services to San Francisco's hungry, homeless and poor, serving 500 meals weekly; providing arts, music and reading programs for children of low-income families; shower facilities that restore dignity and comfort to more than 160 homeless men and women each week; HIV/AIDS programming; an emergency shelter for youths at risk; and tutoring and school supplies for students in need.
The organization's Circles of Hope event began three years ago to honor leaders advocating social justice. Past award recipients have included Rev. Jim Mitulski, Rev. Cecil Williams and Jan Mirikitani.
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