The Third Annual Families of Chicago Banquet will take place Saturday, Jan. 5, 6-9 p.m., at the University of Chicago's Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.
The family scene is a kinship and cultural formation entity that fosters resilience and persistence for queer youth and young adults who may have encountered difficulty at home, school and/or finding employment. FOC is affiliated with the University of Chicago Medicine and consists of over 10 Houses and Families from across the city's south and west side neighborhoods. These families, like the well-known house and ball communities, include individuals from across the queer spectrum.
The official title of the event is "Save Our Scene F.O.C. Banquet 3.0: Three Times a Charm."
Attendees will be treated to a catered dinner and have the opportunity to participate in a silent auctionauction items will be donated by staff, faculty and community members as well as those affiliated with the organization and UChicago. There will also be entertainment, including a special tribute to our community members who have made their transition this past year.
Those with questions should email Lance Keene at firstname.lastname@example.org .