The congregation at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan will host a SAGE Table Event on Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Marsha Ra and Tim Dwyer, congregation wardens, said the event will introduce "Stonewall Out Loud," a SAGE project with the idea of recording stories related to the LGBT experience.
SAGE is working in partnership with Story Corp., founded in 2003, a national nonprofit oral history project based in Brooklyn whose mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world”.
The "Stonewall Out Loud" project is gathering stories of LGBT people who were alive before Stonewall occurred in 1969.
At the Sage Table event on June 12, Tim Farrell of SAGE will introduce the project, will play some sample audio clips, and encourage folks to pair up to share (and rehearse) their stories in a setting that is comfortable, supportive and "low-stakes." Then, if people are so moved to want to record their stories for this project, they will be helped to do that.
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SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. "We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people."
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On Sunday, June 23, 4:00 pm:
You are invited to kick off the final week of Pride Month with Choral Evensong and a fun reception after the service sponsored by the Cathedral Congregation.