A Celebration of Resilience with Shea Freedom at the Sunset Temple
On January 12, 2017, Mental Health America of San Diego County will host a community event. This is an event in which LGBTQ+ identified individuals and allies can come together, so as to engage in an evening of encouragement. Healthy refreshments and mental health resources will be offered, in a safe environment. The focus of this event will be honoring the values of: resilience, endurance and inclusion, as a means of cultivating thriving individuals and communities.
Attendees are encouraged to participate, by engaging in a brief Q & A with Shea Freedom; Freedom is a musician and trans* and foster care youth activist. He has turned a life of unusual hardship into a life of service; the event, held from 6 PM – 8 PM, will also include Freedom offering original music and his thoughts on resilience with Kat Katsanis-Semel, MHASD’s LGBTQ+ Community Outreach Coordinator.
The event will be held at Sunset Temple, which is located at: 3911 Kansas Street, San Diego, CA 92104. MHASD is offering this event in collaboration with LGBTQIA Education and Advocacy at San Diego Unified School District. The program (funded by County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego LGBT Pride and Mental Health America of San Diego County), is complimentary; yet, participants’ advance RSVP is requested. Please register via clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/2fvqIQi
SUNSET TEMPLE Event Venue is open for Reservations: Private Parties, Theater plays, live music events, wedding receptions, etc.
The Newman-1.0.0.F. Building
Edward W. Newman was one of North Park’s most prolific builders of concrete constructions. He built many of the local Spanish colonial style houses in this material as well as this building on the Northeast corner of Kansas Street and University Avenue.
The building, planned in 1929 to serve as North Park’s first department store, had an open mezzanine around the ground floor and sidewalk display windows. The store closed after experiencing difficulties during the depression. The Odd Fellows remodeled the building in 1933 and it became the 1.0.0.F. Sunset Temple.