WeHo City Presents Human Rights Speakers Series Panel Discussion: Breaking Fast

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The City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival continues with the free Human Rights Speakers Series virtual panel discussion: Breaking Fast: Exploring the Intersection of Faith and Sexuality. The Breaking Fast virtual panel discussion will be livestreamed tonight, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Registration is requested via Eventbrite: https://hrss-2021may26.eventbrite.com. For details and more information, visit www.weho.org/hrss or www.weho.org/pride. A link to the livestream URL will be sent to those who register.

Breaking Fast is a romantic comedy that follows Mo, a practicing Muslim living in West Hollywood and still reeling from heartbreak. The panel will discuss the feature film and its themes related to navigating the difficult conversations and real-life impacts of faith, sexual identity, and community.

The panel will include Mike Mosallam, writer/director; Christopher Hanke, actor; Eman Abdelhadi, the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity; Rabbi Benay Lappe, SVARA; and City of West Hollywood Councilmember John M. Erickson, who will moderate the discussion.

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series brings together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national, and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. The series reflects the City’s commitment to human rights and core value of Respect and Support for People.
For additional information about the Human Rights Speakers Series, please visit www.weho.org/hrss.

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates pride with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June, which is recognized as Pride month. In order to prioritize health and well-being, One City One Pride is taking place virtually in 2021. For more information and a listing of all events, please visit www.weho.org/pride.

For more information, contact City of West Hollywood Arts Technician Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. When in public, all community members should maintain your space with social (physical) distancing of at least six feet. Public Health officials recommend that everyone, even those who are vaccinated, continue to follow health recommendations. All people, regardless of vaccination status, should cover your face when in crowded outdoor areas and must use face coverings in indoor public settings.

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