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Won’t You Celebrate With Me? 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala
September 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Black, Gifted & Whole began as an award ceremony centered around celebrating and affirming Black gay men from all walks of life. We honored 8 Black gay men and unveiled our first-ever HBCU scholarship recipient, Jauan Durbin, to the media and to attendees. After taking a year off to focus on promoting and implementing our programmatic endeavors, we are now ready to host our 2nd Annual Scholarship Gala.
So won’t you celebrate
with us that every day
something has tried to kill us
and has failed.
“Won’t You Celebrate With Me” by Lucille Clifton
This year, our theme is “Won’t You Celebrate With Me” and we intend to infuse as much Blackness and Queerness into this year’s gala as possible. Especially in today’s political climate, it is our duty to continue to celebrate our own, to uplift our own, and to recognize our own.
This year’s honorees are:
Hari Ziyad (Editor-in-Chief of RacebaitR, Deputy Editor Black Youth Project, Staff Writer AFROPUNK, Activist)
Twiggy Pucci Garcon (LGBT advocate, runway trainer, and co-creator of award-winning Ballroom documentary KiKi)
Kenyon Farrow (Award-winning writer and activist. Kenyon has spent the last 15 years working in social movements on campaigns and projects large and small, community-based, national and global in scope)
And Introducing Our C/O 2018 Ambassadors:
Ramon Johnson (Morehouse College)
Michael Moore (Bethune-Cookman University)
Denzel Cammon (Texas Southern University)
Derrell Richardson (University of DC)
Torres Savage (University of Maryland Eastern Shore)
There are only 60 Early Bird tickets at $50 available! After that, tickets will be $75! Purchase early!
*Passed hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine included with purchase!Follow Shannon Garcon: