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"Coming Out Green" Multimedia Installation Celebrates LGBTQ+ Leaders from California

The Social Impact Center brings cannabis to first-ever LGBTQ+ histories festival October 22, 2023, in LA

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Social Impact Center announced "Coming Out Green"  in Los Angeles, part of the first-ever Circa queer histories festival. 

The multimedia activation and celebration features 20 LGBTQ+ California leaders who have shaped the past, present, and future of cannabis. 

Featured leaders include Drug Policy Alliance Director, Cat Packer; Veteran, CEO and Oakland social equity leader, Amber Senter; Trans Latina Coalition founder,  Bamby Salcedo and national labor leader, Rigo Valdez. The installation includes footage from Castro Castle - home of late medical cannabis activist Dennis Peron and birthplace of the Compassionate Use movement - on public display for the first time. 

The event takes place Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 3-7 PM at beTRUE in Los Angeles, 7225 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Activation includes:

Host Felicia Carbajal has served as a LGBTQ+ change-maker and innovator in cannabis for decades. Involvement in battling the HIV/AIDS epidemic and in the medical cannabis movement in San Francisco in the 1990s set the stage for a lifetime of social justice activism. 

Felicia Carbajal says, "The LGBTQ+ community led the fight for medical access and legalization in California and is fundamentally shaping its future. Much still has to be done in our fight for equity and justice - for cannabis and queer and trans communities alike - but we invite everyone to join us to celebrate these unique leaders and how far we have come."

The event is part of Circa, the first and only LGBTQ+ histories festival in the US, happening across Los Angeles October 2023 thanks to the 70-year strong ONE Institute. 

About The Social Impact Center:

The Social Impact Center, led by Executive Director Felicia Carbajal, is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit empowering marginalized BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities through stigma-free organizing, mutual aid, education, storytelling, intergenerational healing, and cultural expression. 

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