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The Legacy Project
The Legacy Project is a true exploration of the human experience. Too often the young people and the elders in our community are disconnected from one another. The speed and breadth of change in the LGBTQ movement has meant neither group has a true understanding or appreciation for the other and their experiences. This project engages members of Compass’ youth group and selected elders of the local LGBTQ community to create personal bonds across generations.Youth and elders from our LGBTQ community are paired up for a one on one interview. With a $5,000 grant from Florida Humanities, the project culminates in a public multi-media event combining digital stories with live performance. The event is held at our partner organization, Palm Beach Dramaworks, and is free to the public. Formed in 1988 by a local group of community-centered men and women to educate the public about the spread of HIV, Compass has grown over the past 30 years into an LGBTQ community center and direct service provider in Palm Beach County. Compass diminishes stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We accomplish this by emboldening our youth, promoting pride in our community, and acting as an educator, advocate, health service provider, and focal point for community organizing.
Date/time: November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm