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Rock the Red: Bold. Fashion. Awareness.

The Red Pump Project

Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Rock the Red: Bold. Fashion. Awareness.

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Event Details

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The Red Pump Project is turning ONE. And it's National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Day!

The Red Pump Project

You're cordially invited to the The Red Pump Project's inaugural fashion show: Rock the RED: Bold. Fashion. Awareness. The show will be held on March 25, 2010, in commemoration of annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Rock the RED will also be a celebration of the first anniversary of The Red Pump Project, which was founded in March 2009 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. 

The event will begin with a "Happy Hour" at 6:00pm, and Rock the Red beginning promptly at 7:00pm. It will showcase the newest fashions by upcoming designers and boutiques from around the city.

Honoring Rae Lewis-Thornton


Rae Lewis-Thornton

We will be honoring Emmy Award-winning HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton with the "Ultimate Red Pump Rocker" Award for being a LIVING LEGACY, and facing the disease with dignity, class and undeniable courage.

Rae on EssenceAppearing on the cover of Essence Magazine in 1994, telling her story "The Face of AIDS," Rae has inspired countless people across the world. She has traveled worldwide in an unending crusade challenging stereotypes and myths around HIV/AIDS. In addition to being in Essence magazine, Rae has been featured in many publications including Ebony, Jet, O-The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, to name a few.

Rae is a licensed Baptist minister, with a Master of Divinity. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

For this reason and COUNTLESS MORE...


So join us for a fantastic evening where we bring together social justice and fashion to Rock the RED BOLDLY, FASHIONABLY while being AWARE of the impact of HIV/AIDS on our community.



Awareness is always in style!

Event Details

When: March 25, 2010

Where: Bottom Lounge; 1375 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60607

Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.- Cocktail Hour; 7 p.m. Show begins)


Show stylist: Deedee Esubi (The Sassy Peach)

Music provided by: DJ Bonsu

Makeup by: Rashida B (The Brow Studio)

Hair by: Dee Desalu

Designers include: Pretty Afrika, Crystal B. Designs, Amber Johnson, Spirit Africa, Eidia Lush Shoes...


We will be having a silent auction and raffles! We'll accept cash and checks.

Tickets (if still available) will be higher if purchased at the door

Sponsors include: 




Sunkissed Mommy

Vocalo 89.5

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The FreshXpress






Eidia Lush





m1 international











Ampro Gel






August Bloom






Michael Stars


About The Red Pump Project

The Red Pump Project is a part of The Red Project Collective (The Collective), a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on minority communities (women, people of color, LGBT). Through its initiatives, The Red Pump Project and The Red Tie Project, The Collective is doing work online and on the ground to motivate action and encourage dialogue about the effects of the disease.

The Red Pump Project was founded in March 2009 by Luvvie Ajayi and Karyn Watkins to commemorate National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), held annually on March 10. It is now a national initiative that has continued to do work around the issue of HIV/AIDS, encouraging people to “Rocking the Red Pump” to raise awareness about this epidemic's effect on women and girls.

Have questions about Rock the Red: Bold. Fashion. Awareness.? Contact The Red Pump Project

When & Where

Bottom Lounge
1375 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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The Red Pump Project

The Red Pump Project® is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. We empower, educate, and motivate action by boldly driving conversation online and offline around HIV prevention and issues related to sexual and reproductive health. We use the Red Pump as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women affected by HIV/AIDS.

Red Pump believes that if HIV affects one, it affects us all. We use a powerful symbol for a powerful cause. The incorporation of fashion into the message of HIV prevention is our contribution as we hope to show that Awareness is Always in Style!

To learn more, please visit The Red Pump website.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@RedPumpProj), and follow us through pictures on Instagram!

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