Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Katie Sherrod to Speak on Human Rights March 7th in Fort Worth

Local Episcopalian, Producer, and Human Rights Advocate Katie Sherrod will present her recently produced documentary "Voices of Witness: Africa" on Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m. in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South in Fort Worth. The documentary features how members of the gay and lesbian community in Africa are treated (which can be brutal and sometimes lead to death) and gives light to the Christian on what social justice is truly about. Interviewed in this documentary are gay and lesbian Anglicans who have the opportunity to tell their stories. At the 2008 Lambeth Conference, a preview of this documentary was shown and received rave reviews.

"The response to this film has been so overwhelmingly positive and we've received so many requests for a second showing that we're thrilled to extend this preview to a wider audience," said the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Black, photographer of the documentary and one of the its producers.
Davis Mac-Iyalla, the Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria, who has been awarded asylum in the UK due to threats made against him because of his sexual orientation, says, "This project reveals that there are homosexual Anglicans in Africa and it highlights the violence and inhumanity waged against them. I urge as many people as possible to come and experience this [film]."

The documentary is 30 minutes long and will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers. This presentation is co-sponsored by Integrity Fort Worth and Brite Divinity School. There is no admission. The general public is welcomed to attend. If you have any questions concerning this event you may contact Thomas Squiers at 817-784-5132 or you may e-mail Integrity at

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