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Tribute & Artist Fundraiser for Elombe Brath

Event Details

Tribute & Artist Fundraiser for Elombe Brath

Time: November 21, 2009 from 4pm to 9pm
Location: The Riverside Church - South Hall
Street: 91 Claremont Avenue between 120 & 122nd streets
City/Town: New York, NY
Phone: 212.410-7892, 646.355-6530, (212) 926-8025
Event Type: tribute, fundraiser
Organized By: Co-Operative Ventures, The Ministry of Education of The Riverside Church, & The Elombe Brath Tribute Committee
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2009

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Event Description

Co-Operative Ventures, The Ministry of Education of The Riverside Church,

& The Elombe Brath Tribute Committee

present

Giving Thanks to A Cultural Warrior

Elombe Brath

One of the leading forces of Black Consciousness in the 20th Century

Pan Africanist, “Grandfather of The Black Arts Movement” (1956)

A Tribute & Fundraiser
to assist in medical care after suffering a stroke

We are asking all artists to donate one small painting or print that will be auctioned off to raise money to assist in the cost of new treatment. All funds that are raised will go directly to cover his treatment costs.

Special Guests Include:
Gil Noble, Melba Tolliver, Craig Harris, Dr. James McIntosh, Dr. Leonard Jeffries,

Askia Toure, Viola Plummer, Jitu Weusi, Omowale Clay, George Edward Tait, Louis Reyes Rivera,

Layding Kaliba, Atiba Kwabena, Frank Adu, Brother Shaka, Camille Yarbrough,

“Black Is Beautiful” natural hair and Africentric fashion showcase;

Brenda Brunson-Bey and Tribal Truths, Nigerian Fabrics & Fashions, Moshood

Black Art Auction; National Conference of Artists New York

Tribute Committee (still in formation):

CEMOTAP (Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive To African People),

The December 12th International Secretariat, The National Conference of Artists NY,

AJASS, The Patrice Lumumba Coalition, Friends & Family of Elombe Brath

If you can help, Please
E-mail: Ed Sherman at: smokey240@nyc.rr.com
Kwame Brathwaite at: kwamebrathwaite@aol.com

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