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The Forum with Nguyen Pham: Educate, Commemorate, Liberate, and Celebrate (In-Person)

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Kick off Pride Month with a conversation with Nguyen Pham, the first Vietnamese president of San Francisco Pride, the non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade. SF Pride is a world leader in the global Pride movement and one of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world. He will talk with Canon Pastor, the Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene, about recent challenges for the queer community, how the backdrop of anti-trans legislation across the country is informing his local leadership, and Pride’s 53rd annual celebration of diversity, equality, and love.  

He will also lead the procession at Pride Mass at 6 pm on the evening of June 4. The service will begin with a blessing of the Pride Steps, on view through July. 

Listen

How S.F. Pride plans to counter right-wing aggression 

About the Guest

As the first Vietnamese president of SF Pride, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade, Nguyen Pham works to uplift, center, and protect marginalized queer lives. Prior to his election as President, he served as Vice President of the organization for one year and as Board Secretary for five. In 2019, he helped to produce the inaugural SF Pride Golf Tournament, the first and only PGA-endorsed event ensuring queer visibility in one of the most cis-heteronormative spaces in the world – as well as SF Pride’s most lucrative board-led annual fundraiser to date. He continued that tradition with the tournament’s fourth annual return in 2022, which was a resounding success. 

Nguyen is also Director of Philanthropy at Frameline, a San Francisco-based heritage organization aimed at changing the world through the power of LGBTQ+ cinema. Additionally, he performs with CHEER San Francisco, the Official Cheer Team of SF, and an all-volunteer nonprofit performance group that raises charitable funds globally for community members facing life-challenging conditions. He is also the first openly-LGBTQ+ member of the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees. Adding to his already impressive resume and philanthropic endeavors, Nguyen produces and emcees national events to raise charitable funds for numerous nonprofits. 

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene is Canon Pastor at Grace Cathedral.   

About The Forum 

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online. The Forum will be posted on our Youtubeand Apple Podcast channels.   

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more.

  

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Date:
June 4
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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415-749-6300

The Forum with Nguyen Pham: Educate, Commemorate, Liberate, and Celebrate (In-Person)

Kick off Pride Month with a conversation with Nguyen Pham, the first Vietnamese president of San Francisco Pride, the non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade. SF Pride is a world leader in the global Pride movement and one of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world. He will talk with Canon Pastor, the Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene, about recent challenges for the queer community, how the backdrop of anti-trans legislation across the country is informing his local leadership, and Pride’s 53rd annual celebration of diversity, equality, and love.  

He will also lead the procession at Pride Mass at 6 pm on the evening of June 4. The service will begin with a blessing of the Pride Steps, on view through July. 

Listen

How S.F. Pride plans to counter right-wing aggression 

About the Guest

As the first Vietnamese president of SF Pride, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade, Nguyen Pham works to uplift, center, and protect marginalized queer lives. Prior to his election as President, he served as Vice President of the organization for one year and as Board Secretary for five. In 2019, he helped to produce the inaugural SF Pride Golf Tournament, the first and only PGA-endorsed event ensuring queer visibility in one of the most cis-heteronormative spaces in the world – as well as SF Pride’s most lucrative board-led annual fundraiser to date. He continued that tradition with the tournament’s fourth annual return in 2022, which was a resounding success. 

Nguyen is also Director of Philanthropy at Frameline, a San Francisco-based heritage organization aimed at changing the world through the power of LGBTQ+ cinema. Additionally, he performs with CHEER San Francisco, the Official Cheer Team of SF, and an all-volunteer nonprofit performance group that raises charitable funds globally for community members facing life-challenging conditions. He is also the first openly-LGBTQ+ member of the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees. Adding to his already impressive resume and philanthropic endeavors, Nguyen produces and emcees national events to raise charitable funds for numerous nonprofits. 

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene is Canon Pastor at Grace Cathedral.   

About The Forum 

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online. The Forum will be posted on our Youtubeand Apple Podcast channels.   

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more.

  

Sunday

June 4, 2023
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Kick off Pride Month with a conversation with Nguyen Pham, the first Vietnamese president of San Francisco Pride, the non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade. SF Pride is a world leader in the global Pride movement and one of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world. He will talk with Canon Pastor, the Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene, about recent challenges for the queer community, how the backdrop of anti-trans legislation across the country is informing his local leadership, and Pride’s 53rd annual celebration of diversity, equality, and love.  

He will also lead the procession at Pride Mass at 6 pm on the evening of June 4. The service will begin with a blessing of the Pride Steps, on view through July. 

Listen

How S.F. Pride plans to counter right-wing aggression 

About the Guest

As the first Vietnamese president of SF Pride, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade, Nguyen Pham works to uplift, center, and protect marginalized queer lives. Prior to his election as President, he served as Vice President of the organization for one year and as Board Secretary for five. In 2019, he helped to produce the inaugural SF Pride Golf Tournament, the first and only PGA-endorsed event ensuring queer visibility in one of the most cis-heteronormative spaces in the world – as well as SF Pride’s most lucrative board-led annual fundraiser to date. He continued that tradition with the tournament’s fourth annual return in 2022, which was a resounding success. 

Nguyen is also Director of Philanthropy at Frameline, a San Francisco-based heritage organization aimed at changing the world through the power of LGBTQ+ cinema. Additionally, he performs with CHEER San Francisco, the Official Cheer Team of SF, and an all-volunteer nonprofit performance group that raises charitable funds globally for community members facing life-challenging conditions. He is also the first openly-LGBTQ+ member of the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees. Adding to his already impressive resume and philanthropic endeavors, Nguyen produces and emcees national events to raise charitable funds for numerous nonprofits. 

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene is Canon Pastor at Grace Cathedral.   

About The Forum 

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online. The Forum will be posted on our Youtubeand Apple Podcast channels.   

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more.

  

Sunday

June 4, 2023
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Sunday

June 4, 2023
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Kick off Pride Month with a conversation with Nguyen Pham, the first Vietnamese president of San Francisco Pride, the non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade. SF Pride is a world leader in the global Pride movement and one of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world. He will talk with Canon Pastor, the Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene, about recent challenges for the queer community, how the backdrop of anti-trans legislation across the country is informing his local leadership, and Pride’s 53rd annual celebration of diversity, equality, and love.  

He will also lead the procession at Pride Mass at 6 pm on the evening of June 4. The service will begin with a blessing of the Pride Steps, on view through July. 

Listen

How S.F. Pride plans to counter right-wing aggression 

About the Guest

As the first Vietnamese president of SF Pride, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade, Nguyen Pham works to uplift, center, and protect marginalized queer lives. Prior to his election as President, he served as Vice President of the organization for one year and as Board Secretary for five. In 2019, he helped to produce the inaugural SF Pride Golf Tournament, the first and only PGA-endorsed event ensuring queer visibility in one of the most cis-heteronormative spaces in the world – as well as SF Pride’s most lucrative board-led annual fundraiser to date. He continued that tradition with the tournament’s fourth annual return in 2022, which was a resounding success. 

Nguyen is also Director of Philanthropy at Frameline, a San Francisco-based heritage organization aimed at changing the world through the power of LGBTQ+ cinema. Additionally, he performs with CHEER San Francisco, the Official Cheer Team of SF, and an all-volunteer nonprofit performance group that raises charitable funds globally for community members facing life-challenging conditions. He is also the first openly-LGBTQ+ member of the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees. Adding to his already impressive resume and philanthropic endeavors, Nguyen produces and emcees national events to raise charitable funds for numerous nonprofits. 

About the Moderator

The Rev. Canon Mary Carter Greene is Canon Pastor at Grace Cathedral.   

About The Forum 

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online. The Forum will be posted on our Youtubeand Apple Podcast channels.   

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more.