News Briefing: July 7-13, 2017

News Briefing: July 7-13, 2017

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AIDS Law Project summer movie

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania will hold its 18th-annual summer movie party this month. The festivities begin 6 p.m. July 14 at William Way LGBT Center, 1315 Spruce St.

At 7:30 p.m., a screening of “Berserk” starring Joan Crawford will take place.

Light food and drink will be served.

Ronda B. Goldfein, the law project’s executive director, lauded the fundraiser. 

“From the threats to health care to the decrease in civility in public discourse, this summer has gone berserk,” she said in an email. “What better way to take a break from the madness than the AIDS Law Project’s annual summer movie party? Join us for a party, see a nail-biter film and support the vital work of the nation’s only independent public-interest law firm that provides free services to people living with HIV.” 

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

For more information, visit or call 215-587-9377.

— Tim Cwiek

Attic Youth to present workshop series 

The Attic Youth Center is launching a new workshop initiative this summer to empower LGBT youth of color. 

The Thrive Project will run July 12-Aug. 18. According to event organizers, the series will connect youth with the “multi layers of knowledge, creative expression, first-hand testimonies, experiences and support directly from queer leaders of color who have spearheaded the narrative of building community, demanding justice, owning capital and business [and] fostering self identity in the city of Philadelphia.” 

Topics covered will include politics, spirituality, health and wellness and the art of rebellion, among others.

For more information or to sign up, visit, call 215-545-4331 ext. 111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

— Jen Colletta

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