News Briefing: May 19-25, 2017

News Briefing: May 19-25, 2017

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BBWC to fundraiser at WWCC

The Black & Brown Workers Collective is organizing a bake sale next week to raise funds for its social-justice work.

“Sweet Liberation” will be held from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 26 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Prices will range from $1-$3 with selections including cupcakes, banana bread, vegan options and more.

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Dance party to support Tara Lessard 

Tabu will host a fundraising dance party for longtime community photographer Tara Lessard. 

Lessard recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, after undergoing chemo and three surgeries. She is currently in the hospital after complications from a recent surgery.

“Even though these setbacks have affected the timeline of her treatment, they have not hindered her vivacious determination to battle this disease with all of her positive energy and fierce strength,” organizers wrote on the event’s Facebook page.

Dancing for Tara! will be held from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 20 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St. Music will be provided by Leo A. Gonzales, with performances by Connor Michalchuk, Josh Schonewolf and Rasta Boi Punany. There is no cover for the event, and all donations and proceeds from a 50/50 will be given directly to Lessard.

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