Illinois Eaglets – Vigil for Elise Malary in Carbondale

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Vigil for Elise Malary in Carbondale

Join us this Saturday at the Gaia Labyrinth Peace Park to honor and celebrate the life of transgender activist Elise Malary.

Candles will be provided, bring your own flowers and cards for memorial. Masking is optional but advised.

Facebook event here.

Down & Derby with Acorn Equality Fund set for May 7

Join the Acorn Equality Fund for a fun-filled night to benefit the AEF Scholarship Fund.

Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres, access to exclusive silent auction and raffle items, drag performances by Central Illinois’ most fabulous stars, and of course, Derby Day races occurring in real-time during the event. We will also have a hat and bow tie contest, so be sure to come dressed to impress.

Ticket Information:
Individual tickets are available for $35 each
Bundles of 4 tickets are available for $120*Tickets on sale beginning Friday, March 18, 2022 at

Dare to Dream Committee Kick Off on March 31

Are you interested in working on the Youth Outlook Dare to Dream Committee? Are you looking for more information about what is involved in planning the event or volunteering for it?

Join us for a virtual kick off meeting. We will overview the event, volunteer opportunities within the committee and at the event itself.

Questions? Need more information now? Email [email protected].

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