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Help kids in BK see Black Panther

$10,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 380 people in 11 months
#BlackPantherChallenge  Accepted!

***UPDATE***

The screening for children in East Orange, NJ took place on Saturday March 3 at the Bow Tie South Orange Cinema at 3pm.  Several organizations joined us for this screening. They are:


Newark Girls Rock   
https://www.facebook.com/newarkgirlsrock

SHE Wins Inc. 
http://www.shewins.org

Isaiah's House
https://www.isaiahhouse.org

LionHearted legend
www.lionheartedlegend.com


Patrick F Healy Middle


Systas 4 Systas 
https://www.s4sinc.org

Ecole Louveture Elementary School 




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We had our first screening Saturday February 17th in Brooklyn at the Regal UA Court Street at 1 pm and decided to combine 3 of the invited groups because we had not raised enough funds at that time. We took fewer people but they still enjoyed themselves.  We will be posting pictures of the day soon. 

The following organizations attended the screening with us:

Walt Whitman Middle  School - Students & Chaperones
http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/17/K246/default.htm 

Sierra House - Transitional residents & their kids
https://www.sierrahouse.org

Children of Promise NYC - Youth & Chaperones
https://www.cpnyc.org


Thank you everyone who has supported this campaign and a very big “Thank You” to the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for supporting our campaign and helping some of Brooklyn youth attend this screening.  You are all appreciated. 

 

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Walt Whitman Middle School thanking you (the supporters of this campaign) for their tickets.



Children of Promise NYC thanking the supporters






As many of you may be aware Marvel is releasing the movie “Black Panther” in February during black history month. This is the first time they are releasing a super hero film featuring a majority African American cast and that is phenomenal.  Representation is so important and it is imperative that we expose as many young people as we can to this film because they will have the chance to see positive Black images on the screen.  They will see us as kings, warriors, and heroes and not thugs and the like.  We created this campaign because we would like to take underprivileged youth in Brooklyn, NY and East Orange, NJ to see this film when it is released.  Today, going to the movies is an extremely expensive endeavor and they should not have to miss out on this opportunity simply because they don’t have access to the funds.  So let’s come together as a community and give our youth this day out to support this incredibly important film “Black Panther”. 

 
Why Brooklyn and East Orange?

 
First, Pearl is a Brooklynite…born and raised in Flatbush and currently volunteer at a charity called Sierra House which is located in East Orange, NJ.  Anthony, who is from Atlanta currently resides in Brooklyn so we are both connected to this area.  We just decided to choose areas which we were already connected to and serving.

 
Plan: We are looking to have private screenings for Brooklyn youths and their chaperones at the UA Court Street Stadium in downtown Brooklyn.  The theater for our East Orange children is yet to be determined but we plan to take East Orange youth as well as the transitional residents in the Sierra House.  We will be purchasing the group rate tickets directly from the theaters. 

We will be taking some students from my old junior high school in East Flatbush Brooklyn I.S. 246 Walt Whitman middle school and plan to make arrangements for other youth organizations in Brooklyn and East Organge who may express their interest in bringing children as well.   An inquiry has also been sent to a staff member in another institution for young girls and we are waiting to hear back from them as well.  We are still working on the exact details and will keep everyone posted.




Average Cost:

$13.00 –  each child

$17.00 – adult chaperon

$10.00 each for refreshments

Your donations will help our young kings and queens know that we came from more, that we are more, and we can be so much more than what mainstream media usually lead us to believe.

About Us:

Anthony Lockett-Larsen – Financial Administrator at NYU

Married father of two young boys...financial administrator at NYU...when he’s not working, you can find Anthony curled up with a good book, singing gospel professionally, in church or spending quality time with his family

 

Pearl Fields – Consultant at UNICEF, Sierra House Board President, and budding entrepreneur

When not working in administration to support herself she spends her time working on building her business start-up.  Currently, that is NubianFlix™ a new streaming service that will feature Independent works from people of the African Diaspora due to launch in beta in March 2018.  She is also the current board President of the Sierra House, a charity that assist at risk youth and homeless mothers and their children.

WebSites

www.sierrahouse.org
www.nubianflix.com

 

 

For more information please feel free to contact Pearl and Anthony at  info@nubianflix.com


Thank you in advance for your support!
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We had a couple of screenings and all the kids had a really good time. We were able to get a cosplayer to be Black Panther for one of the screenings and it was awesome. Thanks once again for allowing this to happen.
Black Panther screening Pic 1
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Hello everyone. It would appear that we have reached our intended goal thanks to each and every one of you. Thank you for giving us a chance to provide this experience to all of these kids. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. We will be posting pictures from each of the screenings soon.

Please note if any further contributions over the goal amount is made then we will be giving the contributions to the Sierra House. Thank you once again.

Pearl & Anthony
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I would like to thank everyone who has continue to contribute to the campaign. Because of your generosity we are able to now have a screening for the East Orange children in Jersey.

We had our Brooklyn screening today and the movie was great and I will be posting some pictures soon. All of the children were very excited about seeing the film and they were able to because of you. So, thank you.
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Received our tickets yesterday from the theater. I know the children are very excited to see the movie and I hope everyone has fun.

Hopefully, we are able to reach the next level in order to provide snacks to them. The plan is to give each of them a popcorn and soda...just 393.14 to go in order to make that happen so please continue to share the link and spread the word.

Thanks to everyone who has supported this campaign so far. You guys rock!
Black Panther Tickets- Whoo Hoo!!!
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