May 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
MCC African Descent conference continues

The Metropolitan Community Churches Conference for People of African Descent, Our Friends and Allies continues today at the Fairmont Washington (2401 M St., N.W.).

This year’s theme is “Loving Ourselves into Liberation” and reflects the conferences commitment to continue a rise from victimhood to victory and to lift others in the climb.

Workshops and keynote speakers will focus on physical, political and spiritual health and wholeness. Some of the featured workshops include “Sexuality as Gift or Problem: Re-educating the Black Church about LGBT Issues,” “Avenging Dinah: Sexuality and Power Come to Church” and “Setting the Table: How to Make Our Congregations Places of Justice and Welcome to Transgender People.”

Registration is $150 for the whole conference,  $85 for only one day and $75 for only Saturday night’s banquet. The conference runs through Sunday.

For more information, including other events related to the conference, and to register, visit

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