Legacy Walk brings LGBT history to Halsted today
Thu. October 11, 2012 11:15 AM by GoPride.com News Staff
the legacy walk dedication oct. 11, 2012
The Legacy Walk dedication Thursday, Oct. 11 in Lakeview
The Legacy Walk — to be located on one-half-mile of North Halsted Street in the Lakeview neighborhood known as Boystown — will be an outdoor "museum walk" recognizing the contributions lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have made to world history and culture.
Eighteen plaques will be dedicated today during an all-day event as part of "Phase I" of the two-year implementation of the installation. The main dedication ceremony will take place in a tent erected in the parking lot of the 7-11 on the corner of Halsted and Roscoe Streets. The tented ceremony is a ticketed affair and seating is limited.
The ceremony will feature invited guest speakers Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney. Singer Matt Alber will be among the musical guests.
FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
VIP PRE-CEREMONY RECEPTION 2—2:45 pm
Sidetrack (in the Cherry Bar), 3349 N. Halsted St.
2012 DEDICATION CEREMONY 3—4:15 pm
Tent, Roscoe and Halsted
Gay Chorus, "America the Beautiful"
by Katherine Lee Bates (2013 Legacy Walk Nominee)
Greetings, Acknowledgments and Introductions
Ralph Kennedy, Legacy Project Board Chair
Hon. Pat Quinn
Governor, State of Illinois
Hon. Rahm Emanuel
Mayor, City of Chicago
Alderman Tom Tunney
44th Ward, City of Chicago
Video Presentation, "History Come to Halsted"
Produced and Directed by Jhonmar Castillo, Gay Chicago TV
Written by Victor Salvo
Keynote Address, "Where the Future Meets the Past"
Victor Salvo, Legacy Walk Creator and Executive Director
LIVE DEDICATION REVEAL
2012 Inductee Ceremony
Featuring Sgt. Leonard Matlovich Memorial Dedication
Color Guard: American Veterans for Equal Rights
TAPS: Melissa Terrell, Lakeside Pride Band
Laura Angelucci, Legacy Project Board Vice-Chair
Dedication Event Chair
POST-CEREMONY RECEPTION 4:30—7 pm
Sidetrack (in the Glass Bar), 3349 N. Halsted St.
Special Guest: Matt Alber