Weekly Charlotte LGBTQ Elders Virtual Social
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About the Event
Join us for a special community conversation this week to discuss Racial Equity in the LGBTQ Elder Community. We'll be joined by the Founder and Executive Director of The Freedom Center for Social Justice, Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls.
Bishop Rawls is a national faith leader and social justice activist who has focused the majority of her work in the Southeastern United States fighting oppression and discrimination. In 2000, Bishop Rawls founded Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte and in April 2008, was consecrated as one of the first women Bishops in the Los Angeles-based Unity Fellowship Church Movement’s history. In 2014 she founded Sacred Souls Community Church, a diverse congregation of progressive Christians in Charlotte. Bishop Rawls is cofounder of the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice and the National Trans Religious Cohort which provides training and support to trans and gender-variant seminary and religious studies students.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Freedom Center for Social Justice (FCSJ). Founded in 2009, they work intersectionally through their programs that support the trans community, people of color, people of low wealth, youth and sexual minorities. She is also one of the leaders of the NC Moral Monday Movement which was created by Rev. Dr. William Barber, to combat injustice in the State of NC. She has been a reviewer for the Journal of African-American Studies and is published in Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies (Released 2010), Sojourners, SAGE and other printed and electronic publications.
Generously hosted by qnotes, Established in 1986, QNotes is the Charlotte-based LGBTQ community newspaper of North Carolina - available online at goqnotes.com. Please register to get your Zoom link and passcode.