The INTHEFRAY Newsletter August 31, 2006
INTHEFRAY is proud to co-sponsor the New York benefit party for MEHRET, a documentary chronicling a young doctor’s fight against HIV among black women. Dr. Mehret Mandefro’s mission takes her to the new frontlines of the AIDS crisis — the South Bronx and Ethiopia — where she uncovers what most women don’t say about intimate relationships and the deadly risk of that silence.
The benefit will be held Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m., at Southpaw, 125 5th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-230-0236).
The film’s trailer will premiere at the benefit, with screenings at 8:30 and 10 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Carol C of Si*Sé, Yah-Zeed & Preservation (with an original Mehret-inspired rhyme), and Tensae Berhanu (traditional Ethiopian sounds from the film’s composer). There will also be complimentary Ethiopian cuisine from the Queen of Sheba Restaurant and an open bar from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are $10 and are available, along with directions, at http://www.spsounds.com/. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Raffle prizes will include gifts from Brooklyn Industries, Lancôme, and The Colbert Report. The first 100 guests will receive special gift bags.
Although HIV is no longer a death sentence, there is still no cure. MEHRET is about AIDS, but it is not a tragedy; it is a story of resilience, courage, and activism. Please join us in supporting this important work.
P.S. Please spread the word!