You are heartily invited to attend the celebration of the birth of a new multi-media project
Truth in Progress: Conversations in Mixed Company
Where: First Unitarian Church of Dallas, 4015 Normandy Avenue
When: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 5-7 p.m.
Cost: No cost to get in, no cost to get out, but if you want to leave a check or cash in between, that’s certainly acceptable. (Truly, your presence and added zeal fuels the work!)
What-in-the-world: Truth in Progress: Conversations in Mixed Company is a three-year multi-media project exploring issues of race, sexual orientation, and religion with some gender and age thrown in with a heavy dose of humor. The straight black male older retired black civil rights “foot soldier” Rev. Gil Caldwell and white younger lesbian author sometimes-an-activist Marilyn Bennett Alexander are instigating this project that will involve an interactive web site, print publication, and documentary film. They’re looking especially at the black civil rights movement and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT alphabet soup) rights movement, and, girl (or, boy), all sorts of people don't like that. The conversation will be going to various cities significant to both movements to film interviews and stories in these locations and stir discussion. Excerpts of these images are what will appear on TruthInProgress.com and later in full form in the final documentary.
Why you: You’re the interactive part, we want to create a conversation larger than what Gil and Marilyn are having and that’s going to take getting the word out about the project, especially at this point, the blog and video elements on the web. Yes, we are raising money, but don’t let that stop you if your budget is tight right now. Really, you can totally nod your head that night and give at another time.
Now what: A RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org would be lovely or tell the person who gave you this invitation, BUT it’s not necessary. Come on that night and surprise us!