The house was sold out on September 27th for the 17th Annual Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund Benefit at the Lighthouse Theater! Special guests included Laughing Matters stars Marga Gomez, Karen Williams, and director Andrea Meyerson, who participated in a riotous Q&A following the film. Plus, comedian Julie Goldman shined in her hilarious performance and political commentary.
17th Annual Lynn Campbell Benefit A Great Success!
Gay City News Hails Lynn Campbell Benefit:
Laughing For a Good Cause
Congratulations to Laura Goldstein, winner of the Vacation Getaway to the Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs, March 2005, provided by Women on a Roll!
We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. It will be a night to remember for quite a long time. If you weren’t able to join us, check out this article by Gay City News, “Laughing for a Good Cause” and read more about Astraea’s lessons in laughter.
See you next year!
Astraea acknowledges our generous sponsors of the 17th Annual Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund Benefit:
Carol Alpert & Sarina Scialabba
Ellen Alpert & Janice Sears
Marion Banzhaf & Eve Rosahn
Jill Campbell & Langdon Hammer
Warren Campbell & Mary Campbell
Connie Cohrt & Amy Reichman
Jennifer L. Costley & Judith E. Turkel
Double PlatinumStephanie K. Blackwood & Arthur R. Korant
Bernice Fisher & Linda Marks
Julie Goldscheid & Penny Damaskos
Go NYC Magazine
Jennifer Knight & Chiqui Cartagena
Mary Ann Lunetta
Nancy Meyer & Marc Weiss
Jo Anne Ralt
Michael Seltzer & Ralph Tachuk
Cosette R. Simon
Joyce Warshow & Dorothy Sander
Philippa Weismann & Sarah Oakes
West Broadway ChiropracticDr. Vittoria Repetto
African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change
Susan Sellier Allee
Linda Lee Alter
Nancy Azara & Darla Bjork
Julia Bruno & Sandra Delzotti
Julia R. Cohen & Randi Solomon
Hugh Graham & Gordon Clark
Antoinette Kent & Janessa Rick
Trevor King & George Dellinger
Denise N. Kleis & Mary Beth Salerno
Deborah Ann Light
Diane Ries & Michela Griffo
SAGEServices and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Todd G. Sears
April E. Wilson
September 27, 2004 Lighthouse Conference Center, NYC
Monday, September 27th, 2004
The Lighthouse Theater
111 East 59th Street
between Lexington & Park Avenue
Take the N/R/W/4/5/6 Trains to Lexington Ave/59th Street
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
& All Out Films
Present a benefit screening of
A feature length festival favorite starring 4 of our favorite lesbian comic divasKate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Karen Williams. The film features hilarious performances, unscripted backstage footage and revealing in-depth interviews.
Plus, joining us for the evening
Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Karen Willia
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Affinity is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities through collective analysis and action for social justice, freedom, and human rights. Affinity works in three intersecting areas: access to wellness, community engagement, and leadership development. Their Building Bridges initiative brings the gifts of Black LGBTQ Americans into the immigration reform movement and builds long-term solidarity with other communities of color in Chicago. They aim to increase the knowledge of constituents and allies about public policy, increase participation in advocacy and community organizing, and increase multi-identity collaborations in Chicago.
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CUAV is a 37 year-old community organization. Their current programs seek to build the wellness, leadership, and collective power of low- and no-income LGBTQ people of color who are surviving the brunt of violence, poverty, and criminalization. CUAV believes that systemic unemployment and disproportionate interaction with criminal legal and immigration enforcement systems are major issues facing their community, and that these issues produce long standing trauma, barriers to stable housing and healthcare, isolation, violence, and premature death. Their approach is a holistic one and aims to create safety. Their goals are to strengthen the wellness of low- and no-income LGBTQ people surviving domestic violence and hate violence; increase the capacity of low- and no-income LGBTQ survivors of violence and abuse to create healthy relationships and safer lives; and transform the root causes of violence through culture change activities and policy campaigns on issues such as immigration. CUAV is leading a multi-movement coalition against the expansion of the San Francisco Jail.
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Formed in 1993 and led primarily by queer women and people of color in the South, SONG is a movement-building leader nationally that works with a strong intersectional racial, gender and economic justice politic. SONG’s Free from Fear campaign strategy is working to politicize, engage, and activate LGBTQ people to lead migrant justice and anti-criminalization campaigns in the South, contributing their leadership, base and LGBTQ analysis. SONG has also contributed to key migrant justice campaigns in the South over the past several years, including active leadership in the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network and the Georgia Not1More campaign.
allgo is a 31-year-old organization that works toward its vision of a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.
allgo is a 31-year-old organization that works toward its vision of a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures. To this end, allgo carries out cultural arts, health and advocacy programming. For example, they completed a project to uncover the needs of trans and queer youth in correctional facilities and conducted national and statewide trainings for youth correctional facilities staff on youth safety and protection from sexual violence. Additionally, allgo mobilized efforts for the release of the “San Antonio Four”, four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for more than 15 years due to racial and LGBTQ discrimination. allgo’s goals include holding a QPOC Activist Leadership Summit, carrying out local and statewide efforts on immigration and worker’s rights, and continuing the ongoing task of grassroots basebuilding. This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.