Event Introducing ‘A Tapestry of Peace’


Join us on October 22 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Mango’s Annex on 20th and K for a free event to introduce  ‘A Tapestry of PEACE’ to the community.

FREE EVENT ~ Food, drinks, and entertainment will be provided.

We are tired. Sacramento is tired. The LGBTQ community is tired. We are tired because we experience violence at a rate two times higher than that of our heterosexual friends, even more so for LGBTQ people of color. We are tired because 40% of the homeless LGBTQ population in Sacramento are children. We are tired because there is a severe lack of culturally competent services, even though Sacramento has one of the highest LGBTQ populations among major American cities. We are tired because there are no known LGBTQ specific housing assistance programs or emergency shelters for DV survivors specifically for this population. We are tired because housing costs have skyrocketed and many of us have to choose between staying in an abusive relationship or homelessness.

We need to do better. We need hope…we need to be understood…we need a safe space to break our silence…we need a place that can advocate for us…we need a way to help us help ourselves!

‘A Tapestry of PEACE’ will do something that has never been done before. A Tapestry of PEACE will fill the void in our community and answer the call for help. A Tapestry of PEACE will be led by, developed by, and implemented for the LGBTQ community who are experiencing domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and/or homelessness.

A Community For P.E.A.C.E. (People Empowering a Change for Everyone) invites all of us to become an agent of change.. Transforming fear into hope…sorrow into joy…anger into compassion. We can and must do this. We can transform our tired despair into renewed hope…a vision of peace that includes us too and a mission and purpose for such a stand with US for peace in OUR homes, in OUR communities….

 

For further information, contact Alicia at alicia@acommunityforpeace.org