Organizations invited to take part in ‘Bridge to Empowerment Season’

empowermentLANCASTER – The City of Lancaster’s Tapestry Commission invites all non-profits and local organizations who are interested in taking part in the Commission’s “Bridge to Empowerment Season,” to join them at their bi-monthly meeting Wednesday evening, May 8.

The “Bridge to Empowerment Season” will begin in September, celebrating a theme of Cultural Sensitivity, participating in Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as events such as the annual Antelope Valley International Heritage Festival.

In October, the Commission will be promoting the twin themes of Self-Esteem and Security; acknowledging Domestic Violence Awareness Week, National Coming Out Day, Bullying Prevention Month, Cyber Security Awareness Month, and LGBT History Month.

During the Season, organizations can join in activities planned by other agencies or coordinate coinciding events and outreaches, while benefiting from the publicity coordinated through the City of Lancaster.

The Tapestry Commission encourages any organization that wishes to join them in coordinating efforts and events during the “Bridge to Empowerment Season” —especially those groups which provide services, education and resources related to these topics— to attend the May 8 meeting.

This meeting will be an excellent opportunity for like-minded organizations to present information on educational and celebratory events planned for this period, and network with similar groups.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the Lancaster City Hall Council Chambers.

For more information regarding the meeting, contact Brenda Gamlowski at 661-579-8005 or at  For more information on the Tapestry Commission, visit,

(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)