"At Weber Shandwick we believe in advocacy as a powerful tool to help people,” said Hooks. “We are proud to add our strength at building advocates to NVEEE’s fight against bullying."
The "Not On My Watch" Anti-bullying Campaign increases awareness of the violence surrounding youth and young adults, and empowers students and communities to take action by refusing to be bystanders. To honor NVEEE, internationally recognized artist John Holyfield will unveil a commissioned painting dedicated to the organization. Proceeds from the reception will support NVEEE’s campaigns and anti-bullying workshops led by its Teen Mentors and Peace Ambassadors nationally.
“I am so honored to be involved with NVEEE. I’m extremely gratified knowing that my art will help raise awareness of those who have been bullied, ridiculed, or shunned. Every life is a valuable gift, and organizations, such as NVEEE, are there for them to…come as they are.” says Holyfield.
Special guests to include the multi-talented, Grammy® Award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams of the multi-platinum R&B group Destiny’s Child, and television and screen actor Omari Hardwick of the A-Team Movie and For Colored Girls, with music by celebrated jazz recording artist Art Sherrod, Jr. "God gave the child hands to lift up his/her fellow angel... Not to destroy or beat down the wings with which He gave them to soar,” said Hardwick.
Generous sponsors for “The Art of Liberation” reception include Comcast, the W Hotel Washington D.C., and Weber Shandwick Integrated Media. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or to make a financial donation, please visit www.NVEEE.org.
“NVEEE is proud to be a part of the solution,” said Jowharah Sanders, NVEEE’s Founder and Executive Director. “We are honored and thankful to our sponsors and countless volunteers who, without their dedication, generous donations and unwavering support, NVEEE’s work would not be possible. This reception is about honoring the community and paying tribute to the families we serve.”
NVEEE was established to empower communities and facilitate open communication surrounding increasing levels of bullying, violence, and suicide among students of all ages, ethnicities, and identities. Our mission is to provide support services to youths and families affected by bullying, violence, and suicide, through preventative education and communication. For more information, visit www.NVEEE.org.
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