The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of St. Joan will be holding its 11th annual Walking Wake, in honor of World AIDS Day.
In classic Sisterly tradition, Seattle’s nuns will be choosing a celebration of life, memory, and the joy that our community has for each other. We will tour Capitol Hill’s queer community hot spots with a pub crawl, raising a glass or three to toast the memories of those we have lost to HIV, as well as, to celebrate the friends who are still living with the virus. We encourage our community to join us in our expression of love and come share a drink, a story, maybe a few tears, and definitely some laughs!
Our journey will start at the corner of Broadway and John at 8pm, where the Sisters will perform a brief dedication ceremony, and then begin the pubcrawl with CC Attles, and then continue from there. Please be prepared for cold weather and possibly rain! But know that warms hugs will be available, should you need them.
Hosting the event this year will be Sister Castaspella New. Sister Cass speaks of the Walking Wake, “Of all the events that I’ve been a part of with the Sisters, the Walking Wake is probably the most representative of who we are; We are a group of people dedicated to lifting the spirits of our community, being a voice for them, and an ear. We celebrate our community, and we are there to remember them and love them, and that’s what the Walking Wake is all about. I can’t think of anything more important than that love. I hope you join us!”