The Memphis Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has launched its fall membership campaign called "Come Home to the NAACP."
The civil rights and human rights organization is calling on churches, social and civic organizations to join its annual harvest of NAACP memberships and bring them to the "Membership Lay Down."
The Lay Down will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Jesse H. Turner Sr. Freedom House, 588 Vance Ave., between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Churches and organizations will bring in the NAACP memberships they have collected and enter an hourly drawing for prizes provided by area businesses.
Annual adult memberships are $30 and youth members can enroll for $10 or $15 with a subscription to the quarterly Crisis Magazine. Memberships support the ongoing work of the NAACP to address social injustice in Memphis and the nation.
'All Pink Gala Meets Taste For A Cure'
Xclusive Memphis, Partikingz, TMalone Marketing and Networking in Memphis have teamed up to present the "3rd Annual All Pink Gala meets Taste for a Cure," an event designed to assist in the fight against breast cancer.
Local breast cancer survivers will be honored and will share their stories during the event, which will take place on Oct. 21 at the Jack Robinson Art Gallery, 44 W. Huling at Main. Doors open at 5 p.m.
This event will feature live entertainment by Devin Crutcher & Gemini Band. There will be light food and a cash bar. Proceeds will be donated to local Memphis breast cancer chapters.
The attire is cocktail, with Pink. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door,
Rhodes College to celebrate homecoming and reunion
Rhodes College, founded in 1848 and located in Memphis since 1925, will celebrate Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Oct. 19-20.
All alumni are encouraged to attend the Homecoming Reception beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, in the Catherine Burrow Refectory and the noon picnic on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Rollow Avenue of Oaks.
A student-led parade on campus begins at 1 p.m. followed by the homecoming football game at Crain Field beginning at 2 p.m. Rhodes will take on Millsaps College, and the local community is invited to help fill the stands.
During the weekend, alumni also will have the opportunity to attend performances, class reunion parties, and networking events. A complete schedule is available at www.rhodes.edu/homecoming.
For more information, contact the Alumni Office at 901-843-3845.
Registration underway for Gandhi-King conference
The 2012 Gandhi-King Community Conference will be held on Oct. 20 at BRIDGES, 477 N. Fifth St.
Registration, which is underway, is based on a sliding scale, starting at free. The daylong conference will be broken into these three sessions:
IgniteAction: Grassroots leaders will lead a series of presentations focusing on the key issues of equality, poverty and homelessness, community-led development, immigration reform, healthcare, education reform, and community-police relations.
Peoples Assembly Forums: A panel of organizers will lead sessions that will further analyze the key issues identified in the IgniteAction presentations and exam ways to create change.
G.O.T. Power? (Grassroots Organizer Training): Participatory workshops designed to help attendees become more effective. Workshops will include yoga and meditation, creating and working with media, greening your community, nonviolent direct action, embodied activism with Playback Memphis, nonviolent communication, and more.
For updated info, including the full schedule, visit www. gandhikingconference.org.
BRIEFLY: "Looking 4 Love In All the Wrong Places" – a stage play geared toward bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence –will be hosted at the Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary's Episcopal School, 60 Perkins Extended, beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 13) and at 2 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 14). A portion of the proceeds from this event will help to educate the community about domestic violence and provide assistance to other programs that help domestic violence victims. For more information, contact Kamekio Lewis at 901-619-1759.