Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NABWMT Announces DIVERSE 2010 Celebration Waves

Part 2 (Part 1 was yesterday)

by Cornelius Mabin

Coordinated by National Association of Black and White Men Together: A Multicultural Organization for All People (NABWMT), “DIVERSE 2010,” scheduled for July 26- 31, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, represents a partnership of community and faith based organizations, businesses, and allies from around the country formed specifically to produce the event.

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary convention of the gay multi-cultural organization, the event will feature  3 “waves” or tracks designed to facilitate it’s chapter network’s viability and offer empowerment sessions, Fourteen workshops ranging from health and wellness issues. Featured presentations include one from Alan Dupuis, RN of The Pride Institute and a member of Gay and Lesbian Medical Association,  a cultural awareness presentation from author Dean Davis dealing with gay youth, and Hate Crimes and Anti-Gay Bias perspectives from the Broward County Sherriff's office.

NABWMT's  anti-racism program called the Bush-Mallon Institute, will also be re-launched as a centerpiece to convention activities.

Throughout the week, organizers created a “third wave” which has been designed as a expanded social networking opportunity of registrants including receptions, panel discussions, cultural arts, movies, swimming and nightclub events and a “Diversity Day Ft. Lauderdale” involving the local GLBTQ community at The Pride Center at Equality Park.

Participants from around the country are expected to attend the week’s festivities, which will be located at the Marriott Hotel in North Ft. Lauderdale, and at several bars and other locations in the gay friendly “gayborhood,” Wilton Manors.  For more information: www.nabwmt.org or 1.800.624-2968.

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