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“RUINED” - A Special Mother’s Day Fundraiser
The Friends of the Congo in partnership with the Arena Stage the Mead center for American Theatre and the DC Arts and Humanities Council presents a Mother's Day Fundraiser on Sunday May 8, 2011 dedicated to the women of the Congo.
Ruined is a compelling story about women's courage and grace in overcoming sexual violence in the midst of the conflict zone in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The playwright, Lynn Nottage, is the second African American woman in history to win a Pulitzer for the play, which has been picked by Oprah Winfrey for a movie adaptation.
Honoring the women on this special Mother’s day, we will celebrate the human dignity of the Congolese women and their resilience in combating enormous odds in their fight for peace, stability and growth.
The fundraiser is open to the public. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
Connecting through our common humanity, be present at this momentous occasion as the heart of Africa comes to Arena Stage the Mead Center for American Theater.
About The Friends of the Congo (FOTC): Established in 2004, FOTC is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt advocacy organization based in Washington, DC working in partnership with Congolese people to bring about peaceful and lasting change in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire. www.friendsofthecongo.org
About Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater ( Arena Stage): Arena Stage is a national center for the production, presentation, development and study of American theater, Founded in 1950 by Zelda Fichandler, Thomas Fichandler and Edward Mangum, Arena Stage was one of the nation’s original resident theaters, and has a distinguished record of leadership and innovation in the field. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of nearly 300,000. Washington Drama Society, D.B.A. Arena Stage, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. www.arenastage.org
About Afrolehar: AL is a cross-cultural branding and business development consulting company, which provides integrated marketing services including PR/Media relations, event management, non-profit and small business management; web as well as documentary productions among other ventures and initiatives targeting cross-cultural communities. AL will bring light to African scalable products and works. www.afrolehar.com