Today's Date: March 3, 2021
Hyatt Launches New Offer Inviting Travelers to Lock in Savings Through September   •   TV One's Critically-Acclaimed Series "UNSUNG" Returns with All-New Episodes Starting Sunday, March 21 at 9 p.m. ET/8C   •   Population Institute's Annual Report Card Shows Reproductive Health and Rights at a Tipping Point: U.S. gets an "F"   •   COVID-19: Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been closed for almost a full year, says UNICEF   •   Florida Chapter Of The American Academy Of Pediatrics Launches Public Service Announcement To Raise Awareness Of Children's Rout   •   Deep Immune Profiling Shows Significant Immune Activation in Children with MIS-C   •   National Organizations Join Forces To Publish New COVID-19 & Down Syndrome Resource   •   Western Dental Joins with San Diego County Dental Society to Provide Free Dental Care   •   National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week   •   Brookdale to Present at the Barclay's Global Healthcare Virtual Conference   •   Small Business Revolution, Acclaimed TV Series by Deluxe, to Focus on Minneapolis/St. Paul Black-Owned Businesses in Season 6   •   Welltower Issues Business Update   •   IPG Mediabrands Unveils Industry-First Equity Upfront™ to Raise Visibility and Receptivity of Black-Owned Media Businesses   •   New Florida Guidelines Expand COVID‑19 Vaccination Eligibility at Publix Pharmacies   •   Women Employed Launches ASPIRE Project to Improve Developmental Education in Illinois   •   Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Names 18 Women and Advocates to MAKERS Class of 2021   •   Thirty-One Gifts and Girls on the Run Announce National Partnership   •   Best Buy Appoints Steven E. Rendle to Board of Directors   •   Capri Holdings Appoints Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as Chief Information Officer   •   OHUB, Capital Factory, City of Austin, Huston-Tillotson University, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund, HR&A Advisors, NexGe
Bookmark and Share

I AM BECAUSE WE ARE BOOK LAUNCH

M E D I A   A L E R T

I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
BOOK LAUNCH APRIL 2, 2009  - POWERHOUSE ARENA, DUMBO, BROOKLYN


WHO:  Award-winning photojournalist Kristen Ashburn releases a new photography book - I AM BECAUSE WE ARE (PowerHouse Books, $49.95) - a companion volume to acclaimed documentary film by Madonna and Nathan Rissman that provides an intimate look at the AIDS pandemic in Africa.

WHAT:  The book will officially launch at the PowerHouse Arena on Thursday, April 2, 2009, with a photo exhibition and fundraiser for the charitable organization Raising Malawi. This event is by invitation only.  The photography exhibition is open to the public from March 25. All proceeds from the launch party will go to The Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.

WHEN:  Book Launch:  6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2009 (invitation only)
Photography Exhibit (Open to the Public):  March 25 - April 30, 2009

WHERE:  PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

WHY:  Through breathtaking images and the poignant voices of its subjects, I AM BECAUSE WE ARE, by award-winning photojournalist Kristen Ashburn, provides an intimate look at the AIDS pandemic in Africa.  Both the book and Madonna's documentary film share the stories and images of seven children living with the effects of HIV/AIDS. These children are just a handful of the 1 million AIDS orphans in Malawi, a country of only 13 million people.

Madonna's forward in the book reads,
"As you read the pages and look at the breathtaking photography of Kristen Ashburn, I hope that you too will be inspired by the paradox of beauty and tragedy that exists today in Malawi, and in many other countries in Africa...  I am grateful to Kristen Ashburn for her remarkable ability to capture the truth."

I AM BECAUSE WE ARE takes its title from the traditional African philosophy of ubuntu which speaks to the interconnectedness of humanity, reminding us that the fate of AIDS orphans in Malawi is inextricably tied into our own, that we all rise or fall together.

CONTACT:  Jenifer Howard             
                    203-273-4246
                    jhoward1@optonline.net   
 
 


Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News