On September 16, Bronx native actresses Kerry Washington and Joy Bryant join environmental leader Majora Carter in the Bronx to honor their fellow Uptown Girls and to raise funds for public art projects that empower women and girls.
The inaugural Uptown Girls benefit will be in the South Bronx under the tent at Father Gigante Plaza: Tiffany Street and Southern Boulevard on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
This benefit event will raise money for large-scale environmentally-themed murals at major intersections in the Bronx. The project is coordinated by the nationally recognized Groundswell Community Mural Project which engages youth, professional artists, and the community to create pertinent, professional, quality public art. The art embraces unifying themes of women's self- empowerment, family, community, pride and respect for the arts.
Some of the Uptown Girl honorees include Kerry Washington, Joy Bryant, Dr. Carolyn Williams, the first female President at Bronx Community College, Wanda Salaman, Executive Director, Mothers on the Move and Dr. Valerie Capers, acclaimed jazz performer and educator.
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