|When:||Back to Calendar April 27, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm||Where:||The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave
Friday, April 27, 2012
Doors open at 6:30PM
Show starts at 7:30PM
Performance by The Norman Sylvester Band – Classic Blues
Featuring Norman “The Boogie Cat” Sylvester
$40.00 Advance Online Pricing (Individual Ticket)
$50.00 At Door Pricing (Individual Ticket)
$350.00 Pew Sponsor (10 Seats)
Shepherd Scholars, beneficiaries of the benefit, are 3rd and 4th year law students dedicated to donating their legal expertise to fighting bigotry and discrimination, particularly in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Synonymous with the birth and rapid early growth of the gay/lesbian civil rights movement in Oregon, the late Bill and Ann Shepherd, parents of lesbian daughters and a transgendered son, co-founded what would become the Portland chapter of the International Federation of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. PFLAG provides educational and emotional support to individuals in distress about the coming out process. Bill practiced law for over 56 years in Oregon; his career was a continuum of service to the Oregon State Bar, fledgling law students and civil liberties causes. Ann was a newspaper reporter-turned mother of five, dubbed “Queen Mother” by Just Out, Oregon, Oregon’s premiere newspaper serving the sexual minorities communities.
Bill and Ann’s passion for justice continues to be reflected in their belief that only through education do people exchange their bigotry for a heart of love and acceptance.
Honorary Co-Chairs are Charles Hinkle, Vera Katz, Norma Paulus, Cheryl Perrin, Tom Potter and Kathleen Saadat.
Scholarship applications are available at Lewis & Clark Law School, Willamette University College of Law, University of Oregon School of Law, and through the Equity Foundation.
Proceeds from A Class Act go to The Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund.