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|Charis Circle benefit concert features Doria Roberts|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|December 02, 2011 23:56|
Lesbian activist, singer and bodega business owner Doria Roberts will sing at a benefit concert at First Existentialist Congregation on Saturday to help raise funds for Charis Circle, the nonprofit arm of Charis Books & More.
An update on plans for the Charis Feminist Center and a new cornerstone campaign for the center are expected to be announced at the fundraiser that begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple and will be available at the door and also at Charis located in Little Five Points.
Charis, which recently celebrated its 37th anniversary, is one of the last remaining feminist bookstores in the nation. Together with Charis Circle the bookstore announced in March plans to open a new feminist center.
Sara Luce Look, co-owner of Charis Books & More, said the feminist center is also a way to ensure the bookstore and its programming are around for many more years to come.
"We are lucky to have so many loyal and dedicated customers. And even if they don't come regularly, they tell us they want it here for the next generation," she said in March.
The benefit on Saturday, Dec. 3, includes a dance party with DJ Lynnee Denise following the concert by Roberts, who recently released her new album "Black Eyed Susan." Raffle tickets will also be sold at the benefit with a chance to win a new iPad. All proceeds go to Charis Circle, founded in 1996.
Top Photo: Doria Roberts will sing at a benefit concert for Charis Circle on Dec. 3. (by Dyana Bagby)
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