In an unprecedented effort led by a team of African-American business leaders in New York, organizations across the U.S. coordinated a massive national campaign to find African-American business leaders to underwrite free admission to theAcademy Award-nominated film “SELMA” for students around the country.
The new cities added are the efforts inspired by the overwhelming success of the program in New York City, in which 27 African-American business leaders created a fund for 27,000 of the city’s 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see the film for free. That effort sold out in the very first weekend.
In Pittsburgh, we will be fundraising for the first 2 weeks of Black History Month and we are working with Paramount Pictures to secure the theaters during the last 2 weeks of Black History Month.
With the press release coming soon, we will set a fundraising goal of $50,000 that will allow 5,000 Pittsburgh area youth to see the film for free.
Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) will act as treasurer for The “#SelmaForStudentsPghFund”
NOW use the Indiegogo link to give directly online! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/selma-for-students-pittsburgh/x/2827174
Checks can be payable to: POISE Foundation/B-PEP with “SELMA FOR STUDENTS FUND”
in the memo section.
B-PEP c/o of Marlene Ramseur, Freedom Unlimited, Inc.
2201 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219