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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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{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

Follow us on Twitter.com/RBRW

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

Happy International Women’s Day from Solo Dove Public Relations

8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day everyone. Can you believe it is the 100th year celebration of the day? Just amazing.

As a woman I feel that it is important that we continue to celebrate women and as women we need to encourage one another. From working with client Jacquelyn Aluotto and RealBeautyRealWomen.com I have come to see that the issues facing women today are similar to the issues they were facing 10, 20, 30 years ago. How can this be? We need to make additional improvements. There are still many “first” that women can accomplish.

I am encouraged when I see women supporting one another. I am encouraged when I see men young and old making an effort to uplift women.

I hope that you take this day to support and celebrate all women. Since this is an international celebration take the time out to meet someone who doesn’t necessarily look like you or is from the same place. Learn something new, the world is bigger than what you see on your street.

~Solo Dove PR~

A WORLD THAT HAS LOST HUMANITY IS A WORLD AT WAR— International Women’s Day Message from RBRW Creator Jacquelyn Aluotto

8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day:
This is a very personal and honest blog for me. People always ask me why I make documentaries on the issues I do and where my passion comes from. I never really answer all the aspects of that question. I always say because I want to make a difference in the world and help people. Help people break the cycle of abuse, violence, poverty, ignorance etc… All of this is true but the reason behind that is as a young girl I watched my young Mom never really love herself and see how wonderful she is because she was abused. I watch my Mom now and sometimes I get frustrated as to how she doesn’t know what a kind and special, beautiful person she is. My Mom has endured so much and she could have been a bitter hateful woman but instead she is so compassionate. She is just only hard on herself.  She is her worst enemy. As a daughter of course this has always hurt me because I love my mom so much and her happiness is important to me. I have always wondered if people were not abused what they would turn out to be. Or if abused victims had received the proper help, care, and counseling how they could become empowered.

I have learnt through my films and my life with my family and being an activist that helping is healing. Well at least it is for me and so many others. I have learnt, seen, and felt; that in the shelters and safe havens that I film in that if you give victims the proper care, tools, counseling, and support people will become empowered and free. Free from a mind that they deserve nothing and cannot escape a past that haunts them: that there is so much more of the world for them. That love really does exist and being beaten on emotionally and physically amongst other things is not love and not their fault: that they and we all deserve as human not to exist but to live.  To thrive, laugh, cry, and cherish life because it is a gift. We are all a gift.
I have learnt that I feel comfortable in shelters with these women and children. I admire that they are trying to survive in a world that for some reason is afraid of the power they posses and has done everything to strip them of it and yet they are still here and still trying.  They are still strong, beautiful, and powerful. I sit in awe and want to cry sometimes when the children and teens talk about being raped and beaten. That a 10 year old little girl can become a drug addict to numb herself because she was being prostituted out since she was four years old. But yet she will give me a picture she has colored because she wants me to have a gift. After all they have been through they still have so much love in them. It amazes me. It is my inspiration and I hope it always is.  What seems to be the worst for these victims is no one believes them or validates what has happened to them except these Safe Havens. Shelters and Safe Havens are crucial to our existence. I think what has happened to this world is pure INSANITY. Civilization happened a long time ago so why are we still acting like savages. One reason is no one does validate breaking a cycle so it will stop from the next generation. Instead we have perpetuated one.
 I have learned of filming, volunteering and being in shelters and safe havens for ten years. We can all break the cycle of violence, abuse, ignorance, rape etc. It is not easy but with love, support and the proper tools it is happening all over the world and it is beautiful. It inspires me every day. It is what keeps me going as a human activist to evoke change. To demand it. Humanity is the most important thing in this world. Without it we will not survive.

 
I ask everyone not just women because the men in my life are amazing and show me love every day. Give love and compassion to one another. Love is the greatest gift we can give to each other and ourselves. In this world we value things over people. It is so sad and we are cheating ourselves. My fiancés does not have a lot of money but the love he shows me is priceless and I would not give that up for all the money in the world. When you have unconditional love it restores your soul. My wish is that we can all find that love for each other and ourselves. Helping is healing and that passion in me is my prayer every day. I hope more and more people join me on this journey.

A WORLD THAT HAS LOST HUMANITY IS A WORLD AT WAR -Jacquelyn Aluotto

International Women’s Day Message from RBRW

8 Mar

“When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life,” by Kofi Annan. Seventh secretary-general of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Today is the launch of our new RBRW website and it coincides with quite a significant day. 100 Years ago, March 19, 1911, marked the first ever International Women’s Day. It was initiated by Claire Zetkin as a result of the second International Conference of Working Women held in Copenhagen with prominent Women leaders of the time. In 1913, the date was changed to March 8 and ever since Women across the world have been celebrating and embracing the advancements of women within society and their contributions to the world; making it a more livable, and more opportunistic place to be.
Today there will be high-profile women honored for their commitment, talents and contributions to different causes socially and internationally. Amongst women awarded will also be regular women too. Some women possibly will go about today and have no idea that International Women’s Day exists or is even happening; multi tasking family commitments and/or work…just another day. Unfortunately there will also be women who today are just trying to survive for whatever reason and make ends meet. This diverse group is the reality that makes up the ‘WOMEN’ of our world.
International Women’s Day should be a day where every woman across the world is celebrated for who they are and what they do no matter how big or how small their contribution or its impact on the world. The work you do as a woman to make your immediate place a better place to live needs to be acknowledged. For all women in the world, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing today on this the 100th International Women’s Day, please know this: You are valuable and appreciated by someone and your efforts have not gone unnoticed! Take pride in who you are and what you do. Happy International Women’s Day.

Facts:
·         On 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the right to vote.·         During International Women’s Year in 1975, IWD was given official recognition by the United Nations and was taken up by many governments.

 ·         International Women’s Day is marked by a national holiday in China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.