SHINE with Q Presented by
Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 10:30 AM
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
ASL Will Be Provided
About SHINE with Q:
We raise a toast to you and all members of our extended LGBTQIA+ and allied family. You are the heart of Q Center's mission to build community on a foundation of love, empowerment, equity, and intersectional justice. Together we are creating a culture of belonging. Please join us for SHINE—our annual family reunion, brunch, and fundraiser. We will celebrate accomplishments, honor shining lights, and bid fond farewell to Stacey and Justin, our beloved leaders of the past two years.
As a community center, Q Center works for a better world by providing safe and affirming spaces of support, celebration, and opportunity for LGBTQIA+ people of all ages, races, genders, and abilities.
We are a convener, community hub, and facilitator of an LGBTQIA+ and affirming community support network in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Through this network, we are better able to support and advocate for the interests of our communities, interpersonally, institutionally, and politically. Our vision over the next three years is to deepen this network in order to be readily accessible to all parts of our community.
We also believe that true sustainability–in terms of available funding, community support, and organizational capacity–requires changing the way that nonprofits work. We strive to create a culture of trust, mutual accountability, and collaborative abundance internally and with other nonprofits, locally, and throughout the region.
Justin Pabalate, Executive Co-Director