Kevin Powell's 9th Annual Holiday Party and Clothing Drive

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2009

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In the spirit of charity and giving that accompanies the holiday season, acclaimed writer, activist, pop culture aficionado, and one of the nation’s leading voices of his generation, Kevin Powell, makes his return to Tribeca Cinemas, presenting his 9th Annual Holiday Party and Clothing Drive on Friday December 11th, 2009. Admission is FREE with the donation of new or used clean clothes, which will benefit the Safe Horizon Streetwork Project, a program that assists nearly 10,000 NYC homeless people each year with temporary and permanent housing and other vital essentials.

Kevin Powell’s Holiday Party and Clothing Drive has become one of the most anticipated and successful charity events of the season in New York City and a great example of Powell’s drive to mobilize the community for a local charitable cause. Making its return to the phenomenal and spacious venue, Powell has many treats in store for his guests. From a special VIP screening of Still Bill documentary based on the life and music of Bill Withers (“Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine”) preceding the main event, to 12 short films, a comedy room full of NYC’s best up and coming comics, an acoustic lounge with over twenty live performances plus a jam session, live art, a fashion installment presented by the BK Style Foundation, a NY Post “Meat Market” Blind date event, a tech lounge for X-BOX gaming and live blogging and what party would be complete without a lounge for dancing-with music by the Legendary Celebrity DJ and Philanthropist Beverly Bond as well as DJ’s Reborn and Misdemeanor; this simply a must attend event.

Sponsors and partners for this year’s event include Anheuser-Busch, smartwater, The New York Post, The FADER magazine, 92.3 NOW-FM, Microsoft, Karen's Body Beautiful, Guitar Center, Planet Muzic, Escallier Events, Black Girls Rock!, Omerge Alliances, The Wall Street Alphas Charitable Foundation, Buzz International Group, AKILA WORKSONGS, LLC, Art Battles courtesy of The SOLO Foundation and The BK Style Foundation.

About Kevin Powell: Kevin Powell, a long-time resident of Brooklyn, is a writer, activist, multimedia personality, and public speaker. He is the author or editor of 10 books, the most recent release being Open Letters to America; and he was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 Congressional primary in Brooklyn, New York. Kevin was also a founding staff member at Vibe magazine where he interviewed, among many others, the late Tupac Shakur on several occasions. In addition, he was a cast member on the first season of MTV’s “The Real World: New York City.” On his life work, Kevin Powell says simply, “My life-calling is to be a servant for the people, period. Money, fame, status, personal achievements, and all that mean very little to me when pain and suffering are still real on this planet. I am interested in the powerless becoming powerful.

About Safe Horizon Streetwork Project: The Streetwork Project is committed to reaching out to the homeless and disenfranchised youth of New York City, offering them respite from hunger, cold, loneliness and fear and the opportunity to reclaim for themselves a sense of dignity and self-worth. Our goal is to extend ourselves to these young people through our presence on the streets, through the services we provide and through the love we are willing to express. With every bag lunch, medical appointment, referral, condom and group we offer, we communicate to our clients our concern for their lives and our belief in their potential. Our mission is to act as a catalyst for their self-empowerment.

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