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WE ARE SARASOTA

Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe & Booker High School

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Sarasota, FL

WE ARE SARASOTA

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Patron Ticket   more info Ended $135.00 $0.00
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  THE SARASOTA BAR ASSOCIATION

 in partnership with the

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE &
Booker High Logo
BOOKER HIGH SCHOOL

    presents     

WE   ARE  SARASOTA

A CELEBRATION OF OUR DIVERSITY

              WE ARE SARASOTA is the compelling story of Sarasota's growing diversity as told through Courtroom drama, multi media, song and dance. With the combined talents of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Booker High School students, Manatee Educational Television and the Sarasota County Bar Association's Diversity Committee, this family friendly lesson in legal history will be  both informative and wildly entertaining. It will take you on a journey from the heartwrenching segregated Sarasota in the 1950's to the current vibrant and diverse community that it is today. You will be inspired to continue the effort to make our community one that is truly representative of all the people who call this place our home. And, you will leave, singing, stomping your feet  and wanting for more!

 

Produced by Durand Adams, METV's Charles Clapsaddle, WBTT's Nate Jacobs and Booker High School's Scott Keys.

Legal History Advisor:  Evelyn Moya, SCBA Diversity Committee Members

Concept Creation & Event Coordinator: Charlie Ann Syprett

Co-Chairs: Charlie Ann Syprett-SCBA Diversity Committee, Chris Jennings-Exec Dir. WBTT & Dr. Rachel Shelley, Principal, Booker High School

We thank our Exclusive Magazine Sponsor:  Sarasota Magazine & Biz 941 and our student transportation sponsor EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES.

 

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GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00 * doors open at 6:10PM; general seating

VIP/Patron:  $135  * 5:30PM VIP reception, reserved seating, name in program. Music by the Booker High School String Ensemble. Food by Libbi's; Libations by Michael's on East. (Must be 21 to attend/ID required).

PRINTED TICKETS REQUIRED FOR PATRON & GENERAL  ADMISSION! PLEASE PRINT YOUR TICKETS. 

DONATIONS:  If you are unable to attend, please make a donation. Your donation will enable us to bring high school students to this amazing event!

We will be going to 10 area high schools to teach legal history to selected classes prior to the performance. We intend to bring 500 of these 11th graders to the performance.  We will provide them with FREE tickets, FREE school bus transportation & if we raise enough funds, we will provide them with a FREE boxed meal. 

 Funds raised from this event will allow the partnering organizations to do their good work. The SCBA Diversity Committee will continue to provide scholarships to minority law school students & education outreach to our area's high schools.  WBTT will be able to continue to offer performances that reflect the rich history of African Americans and will help fund their envisioned education outreach program.  Booker High School will be able to meet the many needs of  their highly respected VPA program and get them closer to bringing back their Law Academy.

SORRY, NO REFUNDS. 

 

For questions or more information, please contact Charlie Ann Syprett at (941)350-1089 or csyprett@verizon.net 

 

 Support this community collaboration.  Diversity is good for Sarasota!

                          

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Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe & Booker High School

We thank the many generous people and organizations who join us in recognizing the treasure in our nation's  legal system and who embrace the differences among us.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

SARASOTA MAGAZINE & BIZ 941

MATTHEWS, EASTMOORE, HARDY, CRAUWELS & GARCIA, PA

GARY & ELIZABETH KOMPOTHECRAS

Diamond Sponsor

SYPRETT, MESHAD, RESNICK, LIEB, DUMBAUGH, JONES, KROTEC & WESTHEIMER, PA

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SARASOTA-MANATEE

Gold Sponsors 

 Hon. Judge Charles E. Williams 

Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.

Czaia & Gallagher, P.A.

Willis Smith Construction 

The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 

Dr. David & Yara Shoemaker 

 Silver Sponsors

 Gateway Bank 

Adams and Reese, LLP 

Bentley & Bruning, P.A.

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.

Grossman, Roth, & Partridge, P.A.

Kirk-Pinkerton, P.A.

Livingston, Patterson, Strickland & Siegel, P.A.

Tonya Pitts - MacIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides

Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP 

Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. 

The Sarasota Inn of Court

SunTrust Bank

Williams Parker Attorneys at Law

 

  Bronze Sponsors

Derek & Heather Byrd, The Byrd Law Firm  

Band Weintraub, P.A.  

Berlin-Patten, PLLC

Charles & Lillian Husking

Lancaster & Eure, P.A. 

Steven D. Hutton, Esq.

Eddy Regnier, PhD

Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh

Van Ness Law Group, P.A

Sheryl Edwards - The Edwards Law Firm

Sheriff Tom Knight - Sarasota Sheriff's Office

Sam Norton, Esquire

Kerkering Barberio

Brock & Julie Leach and the Unitarian Universal Church of Sarasota, Inc.

 

We Thank Our In Kind Sponsors & Underwriters

                        Debbie Furman, Past Pres. - Paralegal Assoc. of Florida, Embracing Our Differences, Doctors Hospital, Westcoast Woman, Libbi's, Michael's On East, Mr.Beery's, Sign Zoo, Nancy Cason, Esq., Stephen Walker, Esq., Jim & Charlie Ann Syprett, Russ Snyder, Esquire,  Lit & More, The SCBA Diversity Committee

MUIRHEAD, GAYLOR, STEVES, & WASKOM, P.A.

 

 

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  News and Updates
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:53 AM

SOLD OUT!!!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:12 AM

ONLY 22 TICKETS REMAIN FOR SALE!!!

HURRY! DON'T MISS OUT!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 8:47 AM

 

PATRON TIX SOLD OUT!

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE FABULOUS!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:22 PM

7 more patron tix remain!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:53 PM

 

Sponsorships  SOLD OUT!!!!

9 patron tickets remaining!!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 9:47 AM

ONLY 12 PATRON TICKETS REMAINING!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM

 15 PATRON TICKETS REMAINING!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 8:37 PM

 

 

BRONZE SPONSORSHIPS SOLD OUT. ONLY 16 PATRON TIX REMAINING!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:49 AM

THE CAST OF WE ARE SARASOTA IS SO INCREDIBLE...IN ADDITION TO THE TALENTED WBBT MEMBERS AND KIDS FROM BOOKER HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE  OUR LOCAL JUDGES,SOME VERY CARING LAWYERS AND GREAT COMMUNITY LEADERS.

Come see:  Judges Rochelle Curley, David Denkin, Charles Williams (filling in for Judge Defuria), Diana Moreland,  and Lee Haworth.  

Participating lawyers:  Keith Dubose, Bill Partridge, Steve Walker, CJ Czaia (Unidos), Stacey Dillard-Spahn (Legal Aid), Varinia Van Ness, Roy Dean (Sarasota Bar Old Timers)and Kristine Koo (Public Defender's Office).

  Community leaders:  Chinna Buck (Goodwill Manasota),Maruy Azerad & Alice Cotman (Jewish Federation), Sharna Rozin (Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.), Ken Shelin (Equality Florida)...stay tuned for more!

Did you know that Bill Partridge's father went to law school with Governor George Wallace and the courageous Federal Judge who defied Governor Wallace. You will learn about this hero during the program. Bill met him and brings a personal touch to the story. 

Only a handful of Patron tickets remain. Please purchase your $50.00 ticket NOW!  

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:49 AM

THE CAST OF WE ARE SARASOTA IS SO INCREDIBLE...IN ADDITION TO THE TALENTED WBBT MEMBERS AND KIDS FROM BOOKER HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE  OUR LOCAL JUDGES,SOME VERY CARING LAWYERS AND GREAT COMMUNITY LEADERS.

Come see:  Judges Rochelle Curley, David Denkin, Charles Williams (filling in for Judge Defuria), Diana Moreland,  and Lee Haworth.  

Participating lawyers:  Keith Dubose, Bill Partridge, Steve Walker, CJ Czaia (Unidos), Stacey Dillard-Spahn (Legal Aid), Varinia Van Ness, Roy Dean (Sarasota Bar Old Timers)and Kristine Koo (Public Defender's Office).

  Community leaders:  Chinna Buck (Goodwill Manasota),Maruy Azerad & Alice Cotman (Jewish Federation), Sharna Rozin (Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.), Ken Shelin (Equality Florida)...stay tuned for more!

Did you know that Bill Partridge's father went to law school with Governor George Wallace and the courageous Federal Judge who defied Governor Wallace. You will learn about this hero during the program. Bill met him and brings a personal touch to the story. 

Only a handful of Patron tickets remain. Please purchase your $50.00 ticket NOW!  

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 5:33 PM

THANK YOU COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC!

We just received a $5,000.00 grant from them!  Because of them, we will now be able to bring the participating north county High School students to our educational and inspiring performance.

Thank you Roxie Jerde, John Annis, Susie Bowie, Patricia Martin and Sharna Rosin.  We are overwhelmed by your support of this project.  We will NOT disappoint you.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Thank you to

            SHERIFF TOM KNIGHT & THE SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

                                                  AND TO

                                           BERLIN - PATTEN, PLLC

 

                                    Our latest  BRONZE SPONSORS.

 

                Our list of community supporters has grown to over 625!

Monday, September 3, 2012 - 1:36 PM

PATRON TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! LESS THAN 20 AVAILABLE!

Bronze Sponsorships still available ($500.00)  GUARANTEES you 2 Patron tickets to VIP reception, name in program, priority seating...plus 2 tickets to later Patron Appreciation gathering where you will meet some of the students who participated in our Education Outreach. 

FOR INFORMATION CALL: CHARLIE ANN SYPRETT 350-1089

Don't wait!

 

Look for the story of this event in this month's WestCoast Woman.

Thank you to Lousie Bruderle, Publisher WCW.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 2:12 PM

A special thank you to Charlie Bartlett of Icard Merrill. They are our latest GOLD SPONSOR. 

The lawyers at Icard Merrill  have a long history of community involvement. This is one more example of their commitment to helping to make Sarasota a great place to live. 

THank you Icard Merrill!

Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 2:08 PM
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 5:40 PM

Our list of community partners continues to grow.  Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Your support of this important event is so special to all of us.

 

 

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 5:38 PM

 

DIAMOND SPONSORSHPS ARE SOLD OUT!!!

SILVER SPONSORSHIPS ARE SOLD OUT!!!

Only 1 remaining GOLD SPONSORSHIP!

Sign up for the Gold or Bronze Sponsorship now!  For more info: contact me

csyprett@verizon.net or call me at 350-1089.

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 11:04 AM

SILVER SPONSORSHIPS AT $1,000 ARE SOLD OUT!!!!

We have Gold ($2500) and Bronza ($500) available.

Thank you David Shapiro of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh, our latest Bronze Sponsor.  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 4:07 PM

We Are Sarasota is truly a community collaboration.  The list of organizations offering their support keeps growing.  A special thank you to Veronica Brandon Miller and  Goodwill...persons with disabilities are Sarasota!

   

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 12:25 PM

The Florida Bar continues to applaud the SCBA and the We Are Sarasota project.  The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division is now a GOLD sponsor! 

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 5:05 PM

Both the current President of the Florida Bar, Gwynne Young, and the President Elect, Gene Pettis, will be attending the performance. Mr. Pettis is the first African American to be elected Presdient to the Florida Bar!     

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