Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Madiba Harlem at MIST
46 W. 116th St. (at 5th & Lennox), New York, NY
The creative revolution starts here!!!
Join us for a special night of performances and networking to celebrate the official launch of the “I Sell the Shadow”, a new artist initiative by Emmy-winning filmmaker, Lisa Russell, that aims to create a new paradigm of creative activism where artists and UN/NGO agencies align in a sustainable manner for global social progress.
The launch is supported by an esteemed honorary host committee which includes Sahr Ngaujah (Tony-award nominee for FELA!), Nicola Sheperd(UN Focal Point on Youth), Katja Iversen (CEO, Women Deliver), Chernor Bah (Global Education Advocate, UN Education First), Christian Delsol (Media Specialist, UNFPA), Toni Blackman (Emcee/Educator), Chesney Snow (Beatboxer/Actor), Michael Cirelli (Executive Director, Urban Word NYC), Syed Mahmood Kazmi (Youth and Human Rights Activist) and Johanne Brierre (Co-Founder, Trendy Tripping). Special guest, actor and activist Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, 24) will speak and introducing his company, Liberated People, a lifestyle brand designed to inspire people to act.
A very special thanks to our event sponsors: Trendy Tripping, Urban Word NYC, Africology, Women Deliver, Jacaranda Health, World Beatbox Association, Liberated People and of course, Madiba Harlem at MIST.
And a very very special thanks to the incredible Africology (DJ Sirak) who just celebrated the launch of their new website and will be djing the event.
For more information, visit www.iselltheshadow.org.