Parking for The Harvey B. Gantt Center at Levine Center for the Arts is located across the street on the first two levels under the Duke Energy building. To access the garage, visitor entrances are located on W Stonewall, close to S Tryon. Discounts are available to guests of the Gantt Center when you bring your parking ticket to be validated. Event Parking is $5.00.
The Red Pump Project is a national initiative to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. The mission it to promote HIV prevention through education, and open dialogue about the issues that surround sexual and reproductive health.
In an effort to assist The Red Pump Project with its incredible mission, JSW Media Group along with Chef Jay Jones of Chateau Noir, LLC, will present The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair at The Harvey B. Gantt Center on December 1, 2011, which is World AIDS Day. This year's gala will be a fashion-themed cocktail party, serving heavy hors d'oeuvres, complete with live music and entertainment, a silent auction and a "Sexy, Stylish and Safe" runway show. We will honor prominent leaders in the community in their individual efforts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and education with the "Red Pump" Award.
You are invited to take part in supporting this gala for a great cause. The AIDS epidemic is alive and well, this event is our way of helping to get the right information out there for the public and to raise awareness. We have the power to change our world; let's join together and do it.
When & Where
The Red Pump Project - Charlotte
The Red Pump Project™ raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Our mission is to promote HIV prevention through education, and open dialogue about the issues that surround sexual and reproductive health.
Founded in March 2009 by Luvvie Ajayi and Karyn Watkins, Red Pump believes that if HIV affects one, it affects us all. We use the red shoe as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. 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 www.theredpumpproject.org.
Call for Nominations: 2011 “Red Pump” Community Activist Award
HIV/AIDS Activist to be honored at the 3rd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair on World AIDS Day
Charlotte, NC—September 28, 2011— Know someone who is doing incredible work to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention? The Red Pump Project-Charlotte is seeking nominations for its 2011 “Red Pump” Community Activist Award. Nominations are due by October 20, 2011.
The Red Pump Award is awarded annually to exceptional leaders doing productive and meaningful work for HIV/AIDS education and who have made substantial contributions to the community through their work.
Candidates for the Red Pump Award must be residents of the Greater Charlotte Metropolitan area and should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in meeting the following selection criteria:
- Must be a female activist in the HIV/AIDS community.
- Cannot be a previous Red Pump Award recipient.
- Must have a minimum of three continuous years of prevention and awareness efforts which strive to meet the challenges of HIV/AIDS and the issues surrounding it.
Past honorees include:
2009- DeVondia Roseborough is the author of "Put it on Paper," a nonfiction memoir describing her life before HIV and after AIDS, and founder of The Rasberrirose Foundation, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization whose focus is to minister to teenage girls aged 10-18, struggling from self-esteem, with a focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness.
2010- Dee Dee Richardson, who serves as the Prevention Outreach & Peer Coordinator for Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN), is a formidable AIDS Activist in the Charlotte community. Richardson’s story is one of true triumph and inspiration.
This year, The Red Pump Project –Charlotte strives to continue the trend of choosing highly worthy women for this award. The Red Pump Award celebrates a prominent female leader in the Charlotte community for her individual efforts to raise HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. The winner will be presented at the 3rd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair on December 1, 2011, which is World AIDS Day. The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is a signature event for The Red Pump Project (www.theredpumpproject.org) to help further its mission to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, ensuring that women are empowered with accurate knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the issues surrounding it. A portion of the proceeds from the 2011 Red Pump/Red Tie Affair will be donated to Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) for all of the great work they do in our community.
For detailed nomination instructions and further information about this award, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets for the 3rd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair, visit http://2011redpumpredtieaffair.eventbrite.com. For media inquiries, call 704.261.5290 or email Jameka@jswmediagroup.com.
About The Red Project Collective™
The Red Project Collective™ is 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™ (aimed at women and girls) and The Red Tie Project™ (aimed at men and boys), The Collective is doing work online and on the ground to motivate action and encourage dialogue about the effects of the disease. To learn more, please visit www.theredpumpproject.org.
About RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network)
RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) offers a holistic approach to care that supports the spiritual, physical, mental, and social wellness of all that are affected by HIV and AIDS. We offer services for consumers such as medical case management, psychosocial support, chaplaincy support, and support groups for young adults; we also offer awareness and educational programs, clergy and congregational resources, and minority programs for the larger community. www.carolinarain.org
The 3rd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is right around the corner, if you haven't purchased your ticket, please do so today. Tickets are available at the following:
Red@28th Charlotte's 1st Multicultural Lounge
2424 N. Davidson St, Suite 112A
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Tues - Sat Noon to 2am
Sun & Mon 6pm to 2am
72 Shoe Boutique
9856-G Rea Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Can't make it to a location? Visit http://2011redpumpredtieaffair.eventbrite.com and purchase conveniently online.