Get ready! On October 23, the New Hollywood Women’s Goal Group will be hosting their first-ever performance benefit entitled “Free to Express” to raise money for Free the Slaves.
TNH is asking for a $27 dollar donation, in honor of the 27 million people in slavery today.
TNH is a philanthropic goal group of female professionals—all in the entertainment industry—dedicated to doing good by providing a “safe environment” to help each other achieve “individual, personal and professional goals.”
“I feel blessed in so many ways for the life that I am fortunate enough to lead day in and day out. The reason we (The New Hollywood ladies) feel so strongly to share the works of Free the Slaves through this artistic format is because we want to pay homage to all those working to free others as well as those enslaved,” said Brianna Brown, TNH Founder and CEO.
TNH says the benefit represents the celebration of freedom of expression—which they will act out through song, dance, poetry, and comedy.
For Summer Sinclair, the VP of Charity for TNH, the benefit for Free the Slaves also hits a personal note.
Sinclair will be getting married in India and traveling to Bihar, a place notorious for indentured servitude and slavery.
“Free the Slaves Organization is very close to my heart…. Since Bihar has one of the highest slave/indentured servant populations in India, being a part of this event to create awareness is very important to me,” Sinclair said.
Sinclair added that she was deeply inspired by the story of Pholwhati Devi, a former slave from Uttar Pradesh who rose to empower others in her own village. (You can see CNN’s coverage of Devi in the video below. CNN has been covering the work of Free the Slaves through their year-long “Freedom Project” initiative. Check out more CNN videos of FTS here.)
“The fact that a former slave like her has risen to political leadership and is helping others find freedom shows me that we can end slavery once and for all.” Sinclair said.
The event features performances from actresses Brianna Brown, (General Hospital, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) Virginia Williams, (Fairly Legal) and Angel Parker, (Lab Rats, Hannah Montana) directed by Broadway Veteran Alexis Carra.
Pre-show cocktails begin at 7:00 pm, with the performance starting at 8:00pm. Afterwards, guests are encouraged to join the performers for a dance party to celebrate the freedom of expression!
A big thank you to the lovely ladies of TNH for all of their support!