EVENT DATE: Jun 13, 2013
RUPAUL RYAN IS OUR POWER KARAOKE BATTLE TEAM - - - WE ARE CHALLENGING ALL OTHER TEAMS TO ATEMPT TO BEAT US IN THE "BEST COSTUMES" CATEGORY AND RAISING FUNDS FOR POWER'S RACIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZING IN SAN FRANCISCO!!!!
Our team, "Rupaul Ryan" is going to compete in an exciting event in June - a "Karaoke Battle Benefit" for the San Francisco community organization, POWER! The event is happening on June 13th and my team will create a whole song and dance karaoke performance (complete with costumes!) to compete against other teams for prizes and glory!
This event is unbelievably fun, but the real reason it is happening is to help raise some funding for POWER. Our goal is to gather $1000 in donations from our family and friends (you!!) to help POWER raise $10,000 through this event. Please click on the following link to donate $10, $25, $50, $100 or more to help me meet my goal. Or you can send a check to Jane Martin, made out to POWER.
With that $10,000, POWER will train 20 low-income youth of color to be community organizers and leaders this summer! POWER is holding its 4th annual E4LS (Education 4 Liberation School) this June with 20 youth who really want to make a change in their neighborhoods and schools.
E4LS is a month-long program, very intensive, with guest speakers, outings, interactive workshops, and many chances for youth to put new skills into practice. After the program, the E4LS graduates will lead youth organizing efforts to transform San Francisco's public transit system - this year they will focus on making the Free Muni for Youth (free bus transit for youth ages 5 to 17) pilot program permanent! Several of the youth who've graduated from this program in the past have gone on to win the 'Youth Warrior' award from the Cit of San Francisco!
The program costs money - stipends for youth participants, food, materials, transportation. Please help us raise $1000 by June 13th by donating to our team pa today!