Not In My Backyard Project PSA Announcement

25 Jun

From Jacquelyn Aluotto CEO/Founder of RBRW

 

THE NIMBY PROJECT PSA:

The NIMBY Project is an inspiration from the documentary “Not In My Backyard.” The documentary takes viewers into battered women and children shelters across America. Throughout the voyage, you see the reality of these women, teens, and children who seek survival in a country that ignores this epidemic. This is the first time cameras were allowed in the shelters, let alone the underground shelters. Producer and Human Activist Jacquelyn Aluotto produces the documentary not only to expose the truth but to give a 100 percent of the proceeds to save these shelters. The movement is headstrong with Celebrities, Activists, Communities, and Artists across the nation. Famous Actor Luis Guzman is a spokesperson for the “Not In My Backyard” documentary. The NIMBY Project is also features a TV show and movement to make-over shelters. In June, we are shooting the PSA for the documentary. We invite you to become involved in making a difference in the world! Help stop poverty, abuse, and homelessness. Help educate and heal those that suffer in our own backyard.

50 percent of homeless people are women and children fleeing abuse.

23-40 percent of the homeless are veterans.

1.6 million children in America are without a home.

Please join our movement and show that we are making a difference.  Break the cycle of violence and poverty. Educate, build, and inspire through the arts.

The PSA will consist of reading from a script that we will send to you prior to the PSA date. We also will have cue cards ready. The script consists of the following:

–The NIMBY Project, the “Not In My Backyard” Project inspired by the documentary.

–Why people should join this movement? –

People in our own “backyards” are homeless and suffering.

–Statistics: –––>1.6 million children are homeless in America. –––>Every 2 minutes a child becomes homeless in our “backyards.”

–––>50% of the homeless are women and children fleeing abuse.

They are the largest group of the homeless, and growing. –––>23-40% of homeless people are veterans.

Through this TV pilot, the NIMBY documentary, our “NIMBY: Save Shelters!” SmartPhone App, we can help save all these people by supporting the shelters helping them to heal and provide them safe havens to empower victims into survivors, and giving the voiceless a voice. Our Arts, healing, and education programs at shelters can help break this cycle of violence and homelessness. This is not just any show, but a movement we all can become involved in.

Help us save shelters and provide to the victims and the homeless. Help us rebuild humanity. You can be a mentor, a builder, an artist, a teacher. Anyone.

Go to RBRW.org and find out how to join.

World Peace Begins At Home!

World Peace Begins At Home,

Jacquelyn Aluotto CEO/Founder of RBRW

jac@rbrw.org

http://www.rbrw.org RBRW

Break The Cycle P.O. Box 71 Edgewater, NJ 07020

Special Exhibition & Party for Acclaimed Photographer JAVIER GOMEZ | Benefits “Strengthen Our Sisters” and RBRW.Org

3 Jun

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:

Special Exhibition & Party for Acclaimed Photographer JAVIER GOMEZ

Hosted by LAUREN LOGIUDICE, star of the new film When Harry Wants to Marry.

The event benefits “Strengthen Our Sisters” and RBRW.Org.

 

WHO:

CONFIRMED CELEBRITIES & VIPS ATTENDING INCLUDE:

 

  • LANCE BASS – Superstar Singer/Actor/Best Selling-Author.
  • CAMILLA BARUNGI – Project Runway Supermodel/Entrepreneur/Activist.
  • SEAN BILOSKI  – Hit IFC series Food Party & Star of the upcoming film Hall of Mirrors.
  • AYRN COLE –  All My Children & star of the upcoming film Lorenzo & Monica.
  • KAFI DREXEL, Reporter, NY1 News Television
  • WENDY DIAMOND – Television Personality, President, Animal Fair
  • DEBRA DUNEIER – Best Selling Author, Founder & President of Living Home By Debra.
  • LUIS GUZMAN, – Co-Star of the film Arthur.
  • ED MARTIN – Film & Television Producer.
  • MIKE WOODS – Meteorologist & Reporter, Fox 5’s Good Day New York.
  • JOSH FOLAN – All My Children & Star of the upcoming film All God’s Creatures.
  • JAVIER GOMEZ – Noted photographer, Colin Cowie Lifestyle.
  • JACQUELYN ALUOTTO, Founder/President, RBRW.Org & CEO Pick It Up Pictures.
  • LIZA GROSSExecutive Director, International Women’s Media Foundation.
  • PATRICK HAZLEWOOD – Supermodel & Entrepreneur.
  • RACHAEL KUN – 60 Minutes.
  • LAUREN LOGIUDICE – Star of the new film When Harry Wants To Marry.
  • JONATHAN D. LOVITZ, – Host, MTV/Logo’s new hit series Set Up Squad.
  • DEBI JOFFEE – Broadway Actress & Comedienne.
  • ANNMARIA MAZZINI – Star of The Paul Taylor Dance Company.

TIMOTHY MANDALA – Star of the new Vin Diesel Series The Ropes.

TIM MOREHOUSE- Olympic Fencing Champion.

  • MAX RHYSER – Star of two new films Requited and The Lair.
  • ROB SEDGWICK – Damages.
  • HUNT SLONEM – Famed Artist.
  • LOGAN SMALLEY – Director the Oscar Short-listed Documentary Darius Goes West.
  • JUDGE EDWIN TORRES, Carlito’s Way.
  • MARIE WILSON – Founding President, The White House Project.

 

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7 from 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Showbiz Store & Café at 19 West 21st Street (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

 

 

About Stregthen Our Sisters:

Strengthen Our Sisters is a grassroots, community based, nonprofit, 155 bed shelter program serving homeless/battered women and children. The mission of Strengthen Our Sisters is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, and abuse by restoring balance and harmony through individual empowerment.

 

About RBRW.Org:

RBRW.Org was created for the socially conscious fashionista. A site where you will not only get your fashion and entertainment updates but learn about the social issues happening across the States.  

 

 For press information, contact Matt Flynn or David Tomassi at JGPR at James@jamesgrantPR.com or (917) 626-1300.

 

 

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The White House Project’s 2011 EPIC awards

12 Apr

EPIC AWARDS 2011

The White House Project’s 2011 EPIC awards were held in the IAC building in New York City on April 7 2011. RBRW had the privilege of attending such a prestigious and inspirational event with access to the Red Carpet, the Awards Ceremony and the After Party.  The EPIC Awards is an event that brings together a diverse cross section of people inclusive of activists, philanthropists, and television and film stars for an occasion that celebrates and honors significant women who have contributed to the development of advancing women’s leadership in all communities and sectors – up to the U.S. presidency through media and popular culture.

Prominent stars in attendance were Anna Sophia Robb from the new movie ‘Soul Surfer’ and Academy Award Winner and White House Project Board member, Geena Davis who began the Awards evening acknowledging the mission of the White House Project: ‘to empower women in leadership’ and embraced new President of the White House Project: Tiffany Dufu. Other supporters of the event included Project runway super model and entrepreneur Carmilla Barungi; Loreen Arbus, producer, philanthropist and activist –who was also the first woman to head up programming for a TV Network in the U.S.; and Gloria Steinem, feminist author and activist.

Dufu made her mark as new President in a speech where she made it quite clear that her “life work is to advance women and girls.” She also presented former White House Project President and Founder Marie C. Wilson with an award honoring her legacy in contributing to the progression of empowerment, gender equality and leadership for countless women across America.  Wilson accepted her award graciously and with humility thanking her family for their support in her efforts to establish and grow such an amazing organization. She also expressed her excitement and faith in new President Tiffany Dufu and her vision to further the work of the White House Project.

The EPIC awards also acknowledged the talents and positive influences of male directors and producers of films highlighting the efforts of significant girls and women who have contributed both nationally and internationally in their roles of leadership. These included: Duane Baughman, Director and Producer of the acclaimed film Bhutto; Doug Liman, acclaimed Film Director of the movie Fair Game and Executive Producer of Covert Affairs; Ben Houser, Senior Producer, ESPN’s E:60 and The Chelsea Baker Story — A League of Her Own and Chelsea Baker, Plant City Little League; and Dee Rees, Writer and Producer, Pariah.

Those in attendance were privy to inspirational speeches from a variety of women ranging from young teens such as singer and musician Gabi Wilson and Chelsea Baker to women such as Lisa Cortes, Executive Producer of the movie Precious and hit series Covert Affairs star Kari Matchett who also hosted the After Party.

The talented Gabi Wilson accepted Barbie’s ‘I Can Be’ Award and had the audience spellbound as she concluded the evening with her rendition of Beyonce’s ‘If I were a Boy’ in honor of Marie C. Wilson.

For more information about the White House Project and the EPIC Awards visit their website at www.whitehouseproject.org and stay tuned towww.rbrw.org where RBRW television will give you a detailed account and coverage of this inspirational event.

 

{Exclusive} An Intimate interview with Marie Wilson, former President & Founder of The White House Project and new President Tiffany Dufu

2 Apr

After 13 years, the reins have been handed over at the White House
Project and Tiffany Dufu could not be more perfect for the position.
Marie Wilson, former President and Founder of The White House Project
and new President Tiffany Dufu sat down with RBRW’s Jacquelyn Aluotto
for an exclusive interview covering important issues from the very
beginnings of what is a most extraordinary organization, the change
over in leadership and the
future direction of the White House Project.

 

Jacquelyn speaking with Marie and Tiffany

 

 

Dufu and Wilson really have a special union. This is evident in their
interaction with each other. Meeting through a mutual friend who was
mentor to Dufu and one of Wilson’s oldest friends – Wilson knew that
she wanted Dufu on board right away and admitted to worrying about
losing such talent: ‘when your friends send you somebody it is usually
someone who you’re going to like…I was completely awed right away’.

 

 

Current White House Project President Tiffany Dufu

Whenever Dufu is asked the question; ‘How did Marie find you?’ Her
response is simple: “Marie Wilson had her eyes open… Marie has a gift
to see beyond [physical attributes] and see you as a viable leader. She can see your
skills and your qualities before you see them yourself.” Dufu has no
qualms in speaking about Wilson with admiration for her integrity,
honor and vision, although the feelings appear to be mutual.  Wilson
added, “This is the heart of what this organization is all about – to
see people. When somebody sees you – you think better.”

 

The White House Project is an organization that essentially enhances
public perception of leadership in the areas of politics and business.
It has changed how women’s leadership in America is talked about by thinking
outside the box and using popular culture, media and research to reach
countless Americans all across the country. 

 

RBRW will be covering the White House Projects  9th Annual  EPIC Awards – April 7th in New  York  which honors Outstanding Efforts to Promote Images of Powerful Women in Pop Culture.

At this event Marie Wilson’s legacy will be honored.

Stay tuned and view our exclusive interview with Founder and former
President Marie Wilson and new President Tiffany Dufu.

 

 

 

 

written by Francis Bobongie

 

The White House Project:

The White House Project is a non-profit organization which aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women.

For more information about the White House Project visit
their website at www.thewhitehouseproject.org

 

Footnote: More Pictures from this exclusive interview can be seen on Facebook.com/RBRW.org check out the link http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38023&id=137995686238191&l=b38869b0f1

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Sneak Peak at GMHC new facility servicing those impacted by AIDS & HIV

29 Mar

A look at the new GMHC

 

This past Friday RBRW got a tour of Gay Men’s Health Crisis ( GMHC) new extended facility in New York. GMHC cooks over 90,000 meals a year for people with AIDS and HIV. We are truly inspired by this wonderful organization.

Jacquelyn taking some notes

  

Fight Aids. Love Life.

 

To learn more about GMHC you can visit them online at GMHC.org tell’em RBRW sent you.

THE GREAT GATSBY GALA |Benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy of New York

28 Mar


The Great Gatsby Gala, in aid of the United Cerebral Palsy  of New York (UCP), was an event that consisted of a group of generous people  including a list of celebrities getting together to support a worthy cause  through fun, fine food and gambling. The Dreamland Orchestra contributed to  the evening’s 1920’s inspired theme with a repertoire of songs that had your  toes tapping and shoulders moving. Guests had access to gaming tables and an exquisite buffet dinner provided on location by Fino Ristorante  Italiano.

Celebrity host for the evening Jill Flint, from the hit  television show, “Royal Pains” shared a very personal story as to why she has  recently come on board to support such a worthy cause.   “I  grew up with someone who was affected by cerebral Palsy: my baby sitters son.  She was not only taking care of my brother and me but she was also taking care  of her son as well”

Flint came from a small town where to access resources  for someone who suffered from cerebral palsy was very limited and difficult to  say the least. Watching her babysitter ensure that her son lived a content  life, Flint observed a woman trying to provide some normality to challenges of  simple things that we take for granted including being able to speak or  communicate, do homework and participate in a variety of general activities  just so he wouldn’t feel left out.

While Flint’s association with UCP is  only just a recent development her passion is contagious. Her goal is to have  this cause ‘talked about’ – to create awareness through dialogue. Her belief  is purely that everyone regardless of your challenges in life has the right to live an independent and fulfilled life. UCP as an organization is exactly what this is all about, specifically for those who are living with disabilities  including Cerebral Palsy.

The United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is a  leading nonprofit agency that creates many opportunities for people affected  by Cerebral Palsy. There are countless services available from UCP.   Included is affordable housing  particularly in New York City that provides simple things like elevators and  appropriate shower facilities, Education Programs that work with Pre School children and provide After School Programs, Arts Programs and comprehensive  Adult Day Care Facilities. More information about their services, their team  and the wonderful work that they do can all be found on their website:  www.ucpnyc.org

Flint also shared very briefly about another  organization that she hopes to become more involved with – FINCA  International. Natalie Portman is the spokesperson for this organization that  provides small micro finance loans to impoverished women to start their own  businesses all across the world.

This UCP event was also attended by other  VIP guests such as Javier Gomez, Tim Morehouse, Rachael Kun, Camilla Barungi, Aryn Cole, Josh Folan, Max Rhyser, Sean  Biloski and Lauren LoGiudice.

This event is the beginning of a fantastic  journey for Flint, and she looks forward to working with the organization more  in the future. She is a true ambassador for the cause and a gracious host.  Tune in for exclusive interviews which can be  viewed at www.rbrw.org

Flint’s message for the evening was  this:

“Open your eyes and really  put yourself in someone else’s shoes. There is so much that you take for  granted in your day to day life.  So start there.” ~ Jill  Flint

 

Photos from the event can be viewed on Facebook.com/RBRW.org

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @RBRW

Police say international pedophile ring smashed

16 Mar

The following article is very encouraging. We must never give up trying to help these children.

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press – Wed Mar 16, 11:36 am ET

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Police said Wednesday they have smashed a huge international pedophile ring, rescuing 230 children from abuse and arresting 184 suspects — including teachers and police officers.

The three-year investigation code named Operation Rescue uncovered 670 suspects and identified and safeguarded children in more than 30 countries by arresting people accused of abusing them, said Rob Wainwright, director of the European Union police agency Europol.

The ring was centered on an Amsterdam-based online forum called boylover.net, which Wainwright described as “probably the largest online pedophile network in the world.”

“These are very serious crimes on a truly global basis,” he added.

The heavily encrypted forum, whose administrator appeared in a Dutch court on Tuesday charged with sex offenses, had up to 70,000 members.

The investigation was led by Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center but also involved law enforcement agencies as far afield as Australia, the United States and Thailand.

Peter Davies of the British child protection center said there would be more arrests as the investigations continue.

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