Black Women’s Blueprint, 279 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Mother Tongue: Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, for Emerging Sons and Other Keepers of the Flame Saturday, February, 8, 2014 2:00 PM Program | 6:00 PM Reception The Brooklyn Museum | The Palm House Dwelling: A Site of Consciousness Multimedia Exhibit Sunday, February 9, 2014 12:00 PM Multimedia Exhibit The Museum of Women’s Resistance (MoWRe) 279 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Special Honorees: The Hon. Barbara Smith, City Council, Fourth Ward, Albany, N.Y. and Co-Founder, Combahee River Collective Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC Liberal Commentator, African American Author, Political Scientist Event Co- Chairs: Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Filmmaker, Creator of NO! The Rape Documentary Beth Elaine Richie, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and the University of Illinois Melinda Weekes, Applied Research Center, Colorlines Lisa Anderson, The Auburn Theological Seminary Tony Porter, A Call To Men Moderator Reverend Dr. Traci C. West, Author, Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School Host Committee Dr. Mayowa Alero Obasaju, Ph.D. Barnard College, Columbia University Sade Adeeyo, The Urban Institute (Washington D.C.) Sekiya Dorsett, Oxygen Television Desire Vincent, Vera Institute of Justice Krista DeSouza, Media Storm Christina Jaus, Sauti Yetu, Center for African Women, WHEELS Program Convener Black Women’s Blueprint

Sponsorship Information CO-SPONSOR BENEFITS (Organizations and Institutions):  Co-Sponsors at $250 level receive 2 complimentary tickets to performance and reception and a listing in the playbill style journal.  Co-Sponsors at $500 level or more receive 4 complimentary VIP admission tickets to performance and reception, related programs and a half page ad in our Playbill Style Journal, BWBBill which will remain present on our website the duration of 2014. UNDERWRITERS REQUIREMENTS & BENEFITS: Contributions directly offset the costs of the three-part event and enable us to provide free attendance for low-income LGBTQ people of color. Financial support of $1K or more will be acknowledged as “Principal Underwriters.”  Receive 10 VIP tickets.  A full page ad in our BWBBill and your logo on event invitations and website.  In addition, underwriters will receive all of the benefits listed above which are accorded to sponsors. Financial support of $5K or more will be acknowledged as a “Principal Underwriters.”  Receive 20 VIP tickets for your institution.  Premium signage placement at event.  In addition, receive all of the benefits listed above.  Verbal recognition by the Mistress of Ceremony, and recognition on all promotional materials including programs, newsletters, website, invitations, postcard announcements, fliers, brochures and press releases to all local media outlets. Additionally Benefits to ALL Co-Sponsors:  Exposure to the diverse attendees at the two-day event and all who connect with our website, new/social media and press coverage of the event.  Placement of your organization’s name and a link to your website on the event website.  Listing in promotional and outreach materials, including social media and marketing tools (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.)  Reference to your organization in post-event reports and conference reviews. TO PURCHASE JOURNAL ADS ONLY: Playbill Style Journal Ads (BWBBill) Please check the size ad you are placing. _____$100 – A half page ad [SPECS - 5" x 3.875"] JPEG/TIF/PDF _____$150 – A full page [SPECS - 5" x 8"] JPEG/TIF/PDF TO CONFIRM YOUR SUPPORT: Questions should be to directed to: Dominique Prophete,Coordinator: | P: 347-533-9102, 347-533-9103 | F: 347-750-1652 For more information about the event, please visit Click here to donate online now! We are accepting donations through January 30, 2014. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your support. Farah Tanis Executive Director/CEO Black Women’s Blueprint and the Museum of Women’s Resistance (MoWRe)

Black Women’s Blueprint | Museum of Women’s Resistance | 279 Empire Boulevard | Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225 347-533-9102 P | 347- 750-1652 F | |


Mother Tongue Monologues The Main Event is at The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, Brooklyn Museum February 8, 2014, 2:00PM Performance | 6:00PM Reception With Melissa Harris-Perry and Barbara Smith I want to invite you to an amazing opportunity to support Black Women’s Blueprint by placing a $100 half page or $150 full page ad in the Playbill style journal for its February 8, 2014 production of Mother Tongue: Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, Emerging Sons and Other Keepers of the Flame. Current sponsors and underwriters of the event at the $2500 level or above, including journal ad placements include the Ford Foundation, The National Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) and the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) among others. For more information about the event, please visit Attached, please find detailed information about our BWBBill and the process for placing an ad. Black Women’s Blueprint | Mother Tongue Monologues Playbill Style Journal Ads (BWBBill) Please check the size ad you are placing. _____$100 – A half page ad [SPECS - 5" x 3.875"] JPEG/TIF/PDF _____$150 – A full page [SPECS - 5" x 8"] JPEG/TIF/PDF Enclosed is my check for $_______made payable to Black Women’s Blueprint

(ALSO ENCLOSE AD TEXT AND LOGO AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR IN THE BWBBILL) NAME__________________________________________________________________ ORGANIZATION____________________________________________________________ ADDRESS_____________________________________________________ZIP_________ PHONE___________________________________EMAIL____________________________ Payment Options 1. Make your payment online at 2. Mail check payable to: Black Women’s Blueprint 279 Empire Blvd. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225 Black Women’s Blueprint is a 501(c)(3) organization –TAX EXEMPT EIN #: 27-1308862 If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact us via phone: 347-5339102/9103

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