"I, Too, Am Not Alone @ the Table" - a benefit
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Raising Awareness, changing and saving lives
"I, Too, Am Not Alone @ the Table"
- a benefit -
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 - 7:00pm-11:00pm
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz
Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway @ 165th Street
New York, NY 10032
(Take the "A" or "1" train to 168th St.)
Raising Awareness, Changing and Saving Lives
The completed documentary , “You Are Not Alone”, will be premiered during the benefit. In the documentary, Black gay men telling their stories, are breaking an inherent taboo of silence in the Black community and speaking out about their struggles with depression: the circumstances which led to their downward spiral, how they lived with it, and more significantly, how they overcame and survived it.
Through sharing their stories, Black gay men are intent on encouraging other Black gay men who find themselves stuck in a racial, discriminatory and homophobic rut or loop, and who feel powerless and hopeless, that there is hope, that they are not isolated in their experiences, that it is shared by many, and that they could rise above and achieve their full potential.
Funds raised from the benefit will assist with the additional components of Project DBGM: a book, currently being written, in which Black gay men share stories of their struggle and suffering with depression; and community discussion forums which serve to raise awareness of depression in Black gay men who are empowered to rebuild their self esteem, boost their confidence and develop trust, to reach out for help, so as to heal, realize and achieve their potential in life.
A Black gay man dealing with depression should know that it is treatable and he need not suffer in silence; he is not alone.
"If, by what I'm doing, a Black gay man could be stopped from killing himself, then my job is done; his healing begins."
Nationally renowned comedienne Tammy Peay hosts/MCs a program of performance arts. There will be a delegations of black gay (same gender loving) artists on display and live performances by Diamond Saunders, Lester Greene, and Nhojj.
Light refreshments & beverages will be served.
Tickets are $50.00 per guest
VIP Tickets $75.00 (Available Only On-line)
When & Where
DBGM (Depressed Black Gay Men)
"Listen to me, I'm Speaking Out! Breaking the Silence of Depression in Black Gay Men" is the working title of a book, "You Are Not Alone" a documentary, and community discussion forums rip open the veil and mystery surrounding mental illness in the Black and Black gay community. It shatters the taboo, that unspoken rule with protective roots in Black history, which says "you don't talk your business to strangers"; that silence which ignores the hurts, abuses, and betrayals Black gay men experience in the Black community and which contributes to their downward spiral into depression. Here Black gay men talk about growing up and their lives: how they struggled with the unknown - nature inside, the demons outside of themselves, and how these two factors fused into a lethal destructive cocktail.
For more information: www.projectdbgm.com