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An Evening with Wiggsy and Pals

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Cafe Stritch

374 South 1st Street

San Jose, CA 95113

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In celebration of Stonewall 50, join us for a not-to-miss, fun evening with long-time LGBTQ civil rights activist—Wiggsy Sivertsen

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the BAYMEC Community Foundation is pleased to recognize one of the South Bay’s leading figures in the LGBTQ civil rights movement—Wiggsy Sivertsen.

Known universally simply as “Wiggsy,” she has been a prominent lesbian rebel-rouser since the 1970s, taking on every civil rights issue for almost 50 years. Loved by many and feared by homophobes and bigots whom she gladly took on single-handedly, she will reflect upon a life led in changing attitudes about LGBTQ people and ensuring equal opportunity in the community.

For all the countless battles she has fought and won, it is time to celebrate with her and her friends from all walks of life.

To do so, the BAYMEC Community Foundation—a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization—is hosting “An Evening with Wiggsy and Pals.” It will be a fun occasion where she will be interviewed on stage about her life and times before opening the floor for others to share their stories. You won’t want to miss this chance to hear her stories told with typical candor and humor. We all know Wiggsy is not someone who holds back.

This not-to-be-missed evening will be held at Café Strich in downtown San Jose, on Monday, June 24. Reception will be from 5:30 to 7, with the program from 7 to 8. Tickets are $100. There will be a no-host bar.

Your ticket purchase, donation, or sponsorship will allow the BAYMEC Community Foundation to meet new challenges and continue our mission: educating the youth and young adults on LGBTQ issues and history; ensure funds and support for LGBTQ public and mental health services; and conduct seminars to nurture the next generation of LGBTQ leaders.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information. You can still be listed as a sponsor if you are not able to process your check until after the event but have the authorization to do so.

We look forward to seeing you on June 24 as we pay tribute to Wiggsy.

There is still time for your workplace, organization, business, or foundation to sponsor the event.

​If you think your workplace or organization would be interested in becoming an event sponsor in support of this great cause, please download the sponsorship flyer.

Sponsorship packages are available from $1,000 and all levels include tickets to the event. ​​ You can still be listed as a sponsor if you are not able to process your check until after the event but have the authorization to do so.

Contact Ken at ken@baymecfoundation.org for more information.

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