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National Coming Out Day and National Gay and Lesbian History Month- Salute to Community Warriors – Oct. 11, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. 7851 S. Jeffery Blvd.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we were not able to carry off the last Tea Dance, but now we have very cool new venue and great location: We are DOING IT AGAIN!!! The Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR) is excited to present Second Sunday Chicago Day Party Tea Dance!! Second Sundays beginning October 13, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in heart of Downtown Chicago at: Brando's 343 South Dearborn, Chicago Drink Specials - Light Refreshments - Great people Apple Martini - Draft Beer - Martini Specials

Entertainment: Elysse Giovanni Host Kirk Luthaofthemidwest DaVinci Grown Folk Business - Not The One Tell Stories - 3 couples that meet at the first Dance are now living happily.... Just for fun!!! The new location brings new rules of engagement --- NO COVER!!!!! BUT YOU STILL MUST RESERVE YOUR TICKET: https://www.wepay.com/events/long-island-and-martini-day-party-t-dance


Join us as we march to Springfield to demand marriage equality on October 22, the designated start date for the fall veto session of the Illinois General Assembly. More details coming. Be sure to like https://www.facebook.com/MarchOnSpringfieldForMarriageEqu ality for ongoing details. A majority of Illinoisans support marriage equality. The “March on Springfield” is part of a broad grassroots strategy to secure final passage of Senate Bill 10, the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.” SB10 has already been approved by the Illinois Senate and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has said he will sign it. Once adopted, Illinois will become the 14th state, plus the District of Columbia, to treat all of its citizens equally under state marriage laws. Volunteers needed.


OCTOBER 2013 The Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR) will be commemorate National Coming Day October 11, 2013.

Third Annual Community Warrior Recognition Award Please plan to join us at The Third Annual Community Recognition Tribute to Warriors at 6:00 p.m. at the Deacon Hall 7851 S. Jeffery On Friday October 11, 2013 as a part the of the Chicago area National Coming Out Day Recognition the Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR) and Coalition for Justice and Respect Foundation (CJRF) will be having our Second Community Recognition Tribute to Warriors. The tickets are $30.00 per person. The attire is after 5 Black Tie optional. https://www.wepay.com/events/3rd-annual-community-recognition-tribute-to-warriors This year the awards ceremony will be hosted the host of our first Tribute to Warriors event Kirk Lutha of the Midwest DaVinci. The idea of National Coming Out Day (NCOD) was founded in 1988 on behalf of the personal growth and development of the Gay and Lesbian advocates and allies, The date in October was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This event will recognize African-American Same Gender Loving Black Gays and Lesbians that have emerged as either a community, business, social justice leader or public official that have added to building bridges of understanding and warriors in combating racism and anti Gay and Lesbian stigma. We will also present our Bayard Rustin awardee. This year our Featured Warrior will be Bishop Carlton Pearson.


NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY EVENTS: National Coming Day Film Feature on Wednesday, October 9th 2013 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Carter G. Woodson Regional Library 9525 South Halsted.

Screening and discussion with the Film Producer Jennifer Abod and Film Subject Long time Black Feminist and Leader of the National Coalition of Black Gays and Lesbians Angela Bowen.

And Chicago Film Maker Adam McMath the Producer of

National Coming Day Concert Showcase:


YOU ARE INVITED As the Executive Director of the Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR). It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you that you to attend the Third Community Recognition Tribute to Warriors honored for community service to the African-American Community and the African-American Same Gender Loving Black Communities. On Friday October 11, 2013 as a part the of the Chicago area National Coming Out Day Recognition the Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR) and Coalition for Justice and Respect Foundation (CJRF) will be having our Third Community Recognition Tribute to Warriors. You are being recognized for your contributions to the African-American communities and social justice and civil right and the acknowledgment of how your work has added all people in an effort of human rights. As the first openly Gay Elected Official I know that often times as vanguard community contributors are often overlooked, that is why I am so proud of the support that CJR receives for this award recognition. National Coming Out Day (NCOD) was founded in 1988 on behalf of the personal growth and development of the Gay and Lesbian advocates and allies, The date in October was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. This event recognizes African-American Same Gender Loving Black Gays and Lesbians that have emerged as either a community, business, social justice leader or public official that have added to building bridges of understanding and warriors in combating racism and anti-Gay and Lesbian stigma. We will also present our Bayard Rustin awardee. This year our Featured Warrior will be Bishop Carlton Pearson. This event will be held 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Deacon Hall at Our Lady of Peace church at7851 South Jeffery Blvd., Chicago, IL. The event will feature a reception 5:30 - 6:30, diner 7:00-8:00 and entertainment 8:00-9:00 https://www.wepay.com/events/3rd-annual-community-recognition-tribute-to-warriors

Marc Loveless Executive Director Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR) Coalition for Justice and Respect Foundation (CJRF)


The Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR) is having a fundraising Theater Party for the Chicago Premier of Motown the musical at Oriental Theater 24 West Randolph. Tickets: $ 80.00 https://www.wepay.com/events/motown-musical

We are so fortunately to announce that we will be joined prior to the play Dinner with Motown Legends behind Motown success song writer and music producer Janie Bradford. Bradford wrote the first Motown hit. We will also have as a guest Mrs. Hank Cosby, Patricia Cosby who also has her own history as an Administrator at Motown. Her Husband Hank was a Producer and Song Writer with Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder.


The next Planning Committee meeting of the 2014 Bolder Than Out – Breaking The Silence Social Justice Identity Conference will be Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the restaurant Mellow Yellow 1508 East 53rd Street. This is just a half block from Lake Park on 53rd which you can take either the Number 15 or 28 CTA bus The Agenda:      

Introduction and Final Keynote Speaker Selection. Transportation and Logistics. Program Workshops. – Speakers Program Review. Partners and Corporate Sponsors. Steering Committee Positions and Roles. NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY EVENTS:


2013 Community Warrior Honorees

Dr. Alicia Matthews, For Work in LGBT Health issues.

Honorable Judy Rice, A leader in financial management and public service.

Thomas Sampson, The pioneering Young Adult services and Legend in the Ballroom Community.

Lenox Magee, A Social Media Leader and long standing YouTube Contributor. Dr. Waldo Johnson, As an Academic leader and Social Science on Studies of African-American men and

masculinity.

Kokumo Kinetic ground breaking development as a Trans youth.

Brent Rayburn Hamlet, As a Student and outstanding work with CJR and other organizations.

Jackie Anderson, Pioneer As open Black Lesbian on social service and civic organizations.


Anna Rainy DeShawn, As CEO of the E3 Radio and leader in BloTalkRadio.

Dr. Cathy J. Cohen, is the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education and the former Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. Rod McCullom , As a trailblazer for the past ten to twelve years as broadcaster, writer and producer and articles that have appeared in national publications also founder Rod 2.0. Formerly a writer, field producer and

segment producer at ABC News and NBC.

Nhojj Erwin, Is an Openly Gay award winning Recording Artist and performing artist. Carole Parks, A Long time Writer and community strategist and political consultant. Tim’m West, A Pioneering spoken word and recording artist that has been a producer and launched the

preforming artist throughout the country. Jamie Frazier, Founding Pastor of Lighthouse Church of Chicago and Health and Outreach Specialist - FUEL

Program at University of Chicago Hospitals.

Alex Perez, As a Broadcaster and national journalist.


Dr. Darrick Tovar-Murphy, As Assistant Professor at DePaul University in Human Services and Counseling in

African-American studies specializing in Studies of African-American men.

Dr. Dwight A. McBride, Is the Dean of The Graduate School & Associate Provost of African American Studies, English, & Performance Studies, author of Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays On Race and Sexuality and Co-Author Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction. Christine Belue, Chapter President Beta Gamma Chapter – Chicago Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.

Calvin Holmes, A leader in community development as President of Chicago community loan fund.

2013 Featured Community Warrior Bishop Carlton Pearson.

Bishop Carlton Pearson as a national international faith leader establishes a welcoming church home for all people including LGBT people.


Bishop Carlton and Gina Pearson and New Dimensions Chicago Present Its First Annual

FALL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2013 October 14-16, 2013 The Congress Plaza Hotel 520 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 The Fall Leadership Summit will be a gathering of cultural and spiritual progressives interested in finding new ways to navigate a new paradigm and adjust to a “New Normal” relating to faith, culture, spirituality and traditional religious practices. We will examine and discuss the global shifts in religious sensibilities, theology, economics, politics and science. We will have 3 days and 2 nights of interacting, interfacing and developing strategies for utilizing technology to embrace transition and transformation. Participants will leave the Summit better prepared to lead and grow in these changing times of profound Spiritual Renaissance! Some of the topics examined will include: What is The New Normal and How Do We Relate to It? What Exactly is a “Gospel of Inclusion?” Why Make God a Fundamentalist Christian? Is There An Eternal Hell? Is the Bible Indeed the Only Authoritative Word of God? Why, if at all, Is Church Attendance Necessary (or important)? How to Survive In a “Traditional” Church with “Non-Traditional” Beliefs Finding My “Authentic Self” Where Do We Grow From Here

Early Registration Fee (before September 23, 2013) - $149 Registration Fee (September 24-October 15) - $199 $50 Deposit (non-refundable) due by September 9th will secure early registration price Early Registration balance due by September 23, 2013

REGISTER TODAY!!!! ****** SPECIAL SEMINARIAN RATE of TOTAL DUE BY OCTOBER 1, 2013

$99

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Download Brochure and Registration Form online at www.bishoppearson.com For more information email cdp@bishoppearson.com or call 312-546-3045

Your best is yet and next to come!!! Peace is Possible!!!


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: WE THANK THE CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT IN MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS OF THE CJR PROGRAMS IN SEMPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2013.

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On Economic Opportunity, Community Sustainability and Raising a African-American Black Same Gender Loving Gay and Lesbian Chicago Community Center. Saturday, September 28, 2013 2:00 p.m. Carter G. Woodson Regional Library 9525 South Halsted At the corner of 95th and Halsted. Parking on the side and several buses stop at this location.


Coalition for Justice and Respect - Round Table discussion on state of the art HIV Prevention latest developments, treatments and practices that stop the transmission of HIV for African-American Medical and Health Care Providers. Friday, October 4, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Cook County Provident Hospital 500 East 51st Street, Chicago, Illinois


Stay Connected Contact Information: Cjr.chicago@gmail.com 773-257-3050 Marc Loveless direct line 773-340-3751

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