Stonewall celebrates Black History
The Stonewall Alliance Center is gearing up for the center’s Black History month event in February.
The pop up event will take place in the center’s back parking lot Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is put on by the African American Family and Cultural Center in Oroville.
“It’s a big event for us,” said Stonewall Alliance Center Events Coordinator Justina J. Sotelo.
There will be food and entertainment and a painting event at the celebration.
The center has a Facebook account under Stonewall Alliance Chico and an Instagram page under stonewallchico.
Stonewall offers HIV testing as one of its services.
“Part of what we do here is connect with both the queer community and the black community,” said Sotelo. “We call it ‘interceptionality’ or the joining of multiple identities.”
The center will also host a free Palentine event Feb. 13. This event celebrates all love, not just romantic love, according to Sotelo.
“Palentine celebrates platonic and aesthetic love, for example,” Sotelo said.
November marks an important LGBTQ event celebrating transgender resilience.
“Transgenders are most affected by societal harm,” said Stonewall board member Conner Wenzel.
The center also holds various support and social groups. More information about those groups can be found on the center’s website.
All vendors at the event will be African Americans. The center is looking for more vendors. To sign up, visit the center’s website. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 3. Buttons and T-shirts will be available for purchase.
For more information or to sign up to be a vendor, visit stonewallchico.com.