Time to celebrate

WINSTON-SALEM — Theta Beta Chi Fraternity’s annual celebration conference weekend, “Unity & Understanding,” will be held April 22-25 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum, 2825 University Pkwy.

The event was established to allow the community of persons of color to spend one weekend to network, as well to celebrate within a diverse and inclusive venue.

This year’s focus is on the achievements and knowledge that exists within the transgender persons of color community.

In conjunction with co-sponsor Church of the Holy Spirit, the theme is “Recovering the Spirit~n~Me.” Presenters are the church’s Pastor Roger Hayes, Kylar W. Broadus, Esq., Min. Camerarion D. Anderson, Pastor Malcom Whate, Parker T. Hurley, LMSW, and Kymberly J. Gordon.

There will be revivals, kick-off greek party, workshops and a formal event. Workshops, black tie dinner, party, vendor and more will fill the weekend’s activities.

See the ad on page 5 for more details.

For more information, schedule and registration, visit recoveringthespirit.homestead.com.

Museum time

GREENSBORO — The LGBT-allies Pride Greensboro Meetup will be taking a trip to the Civil Rights Museum, 301 N. Elm St., on March 27 at 11 a.m.

The group’s moderator Heather Spealman said, “As we all know, we are not the first group of people to face challenges and have to stand up and fight for our right to be equal. A tour through the International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an engaging and educational journey through the challenges African-Americans faced in the struggle for equal rights. With the historic F.W. Woolworth lunch counter as its centerpiece, the Museum’s exhibits tell the story of the Greensboro Four, as well as other key human and civil rights struggles and achievements.”

Admission is $8/adults; $6/students; $4/children 6-12; and seniors/$6 65+.

For more information, visit meetup.com/PrideGreensboro.

WSSU staffer elected to ENC board

WINSTON-SALEM — Winston Salem State University Director of Conferences and Institutes Chevara Orrin was recently elected to join the Board of Directors of Equality NC.

As co-advisor to the school’s Gay-Straight Student Alliance, she serves as an active community advocate for LGBT rights. The RamPages said, “She is certified as a Safe Zone trainer and recently presented at North Carolina A&T University and the Equality NC Conference at University of North Carolina-Greensboro about the challenges facing LGBT students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”

This article appears in the March 20-April 2 print edition.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.