Avondale Library Pride Month Activities Draw to a Close on Tuesday, June 30

Avondale Regional Branch Library’s celebration of Gay Pride Month draws to a close on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

In honor of Pride, Avondale Library’s Adult Department is hosting the last of a five-week online interview series that will be posted at 11:00 a.m. today, Monday, June 29, and Tuesday, June 30, on the Avondale Regional Library’s Facebook page.  Today’s interview was with Jay Wall of the Magic City Wellness Center.

Hosted by Librarian Joan Inman, the series highlights LGBTQ individuals who are working within Birmingham non-profit sectors such as Magic City Acceptance Center and AIDS Alabama, and includes their personal takes on the importance of celebrating Pride, preserving history, and the integral role that libraries continue to play through their community partnerships by providing access to information for all.

 The final interview, to be posted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, will have Avondale Librarians Joan Inman and Sydney Leach discussing their own nonprofit work at the library, how they identify within the rainbow spectrum, and how their queer identities have inspired their passion for creating inclusive programs and services for all of the Birmingham community.

The interviews that were posted earlier this month were as follows:

Magic City Acceptance Center  (Lauren Jacobs, Youth Outreach Coordinator)

Birmingham AIDS Outreach (Tony Christon-Walker, Director)

Trans Fund United / TAKE Resource Center (Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd)

• Mayor Woodfin's City of Birmingham CultureThon Creators (Sharon and Reese Eve Cocx)

• Co-Chairman of Mayor Woodfin's LGBTQ+ Advisory Board (Gina Mallisham)

 Avondale Library's online book club selection for June's Beyond the Pages Online Book Club: The Before Now and After Then by Peter Mon, was chosen in conjunction with the series and will meet via the Zoom app on Tuesday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m. Register through BPL's events calendar.

 Also at 2:00 p.m. today, Monday, June 29, the Birmingham Public Library Facebook Page  will present “Pride Conversations,” a virtual Question & Answer Session between BPL Outreach Librarian Candice Hardy and Josh Coleman, LGBTQ Liaison for the City of Birmingham.