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As a community, we are deeply distressed by the message of violence and hatred on ATLAH Ministry's sign on Lenox Avenue. While we cannot force ATLAH to change their sign, we hope that we can counter their messaging in a positive way by raising funds and awareness for the Ali Forney Center (AFC) in Harlem.

This is how the AFC Executive Director Carl Siciliano describes their mission:

New York City can be a brutal place for homeless youth and tragically, many young lives have been destroyed. At the Ali Forney Center (AFC), we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments.

AFC is working hard to provide our youth with the support and nourishment they nee...

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No Time for Hate: A Benefit Night for the Ali Forney Center at Maysles Cinema
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7pm-10pm
Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Avenue
(between 127th and 128th)
New York, NY 10027

Join us we unite in resistance to ATLAH Ministry’s hate speech and support the Harlem-based Ali Forney Center! No Time for Hate features two panels of activists and clergy discussing the needs of LGBTQ youth and what we as a community/allies can do to help.  Featured performance by singer-songwriter Nick Hampson of Northeast Corridor, as he debuts his song "Where You're Sleeping Tonight" written in honor of young gay activist Ali Forney who was murdered in Harlem. World premiere of music video created by the youth artists of Smash Street.  Other special guests, speakers TBA.  Reception to follow, with special sets by DJ Lady DM and a dance performance by Harlem Dance Club.  Co-sponsored by the Mt. Morris Park Community Improvement Association, Real Stories Gallery Foundation, and Harlem United. Refreshments provided by Settepani and Barawine.   

Panel discussions led by:   

Elegance Bratton, Filmmaker
Rev. Vanessa Brown
, Rivers@Rehoboth 
Brooke Cerda, The TWOC Collective 
Rev. Yunus Coldman, Rivers@Rehoboth 
Prof. Tanya Domi, GetEQUAL 
Fr. John Duffell, Blessed Sacrament 
Max S. Gordon, The New Civil Rights Movement
Derek Hartley, Derek & Romaine Show, SiriusXM 
Joey Lopez, Outreach Coordinator, Ali Forney Center 
Carmen Neely, Harlem Pride 
Romaine Patterson, Derek & Romaine Show, Sirius XM 
Carl Siciliano, Executive Director, Ali Forney Center 
Prof. A.J. Stachelek, Frontrunners   

Moderator: Lisa Jones Brown, Co-founder of Harlem4Kids 
Event Coordinator: Stacy Parker Le Melle, Harlem parent and writer

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Friend, But Cannot AttendBut you'd like to support Harlem Against Violence & Homophobia and the Ali Forney Center. You will be acknowledged in the program.Sold Out
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SponsorTwo tickets to program and reception. You and/or your organization will be acknowledged in the program and on the website. You will receive 10 raffle tickets. Need not be present to win (but your presence is preferred!)$500.00

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