Join us on Sunday, August 28th as we celebrate the life and legacy of our brother and friend Rashawn Brazell. Between six pm and midnight Luke and Leroy, one of Rashawn’s favorite places to party, will proudly host “Brighter Days”, the official launch party for the Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship. The requested donation is a mere ten dollars, every cent of which will be used to support the college education of a New York City student committed to the fight against racism, sexism and homophobia.
flyer design: larry d. lyons II
Interested in helping to get the word out about the event? Contact us at RBScholars@aol.com to receive print flyers to distribute at your office, organization or amongst interested friends. We can coordinate a convenient drop-off or pick-up in most parts of NJ and NYC. Also, copies of the flyer are stored (in jpeg form) in the file section of the Rashawn Brazell Collective yahoo group. Download them now by clicking here to share them on your blog, listserv, website or direct e-mail. You may also e-mail RBScholars@aol.com to have the jpeg sent directly to you.
About the Scholarship
The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship was established in the wake of the brutal slaying of 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell, whose February 2005 murder touched many in the black gay community and beyond. The scholarship aims to provide a sustainable tribute to Rashawn by encouraging New York City high schoolers to think critically about the impact of intolerance and violence on our communities. Selection for this need-sensitive scholarship will be based on the student’s investment in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression, as well as their commitment to creating peace in the community by affirming diversity.
logo design: ShawnQT
The scholarship will be hosted at The North Star Fund. Founded in 1979, North Star is a unique partnership of donors and community activists dedicated to building a permanent institutional and financial base for progressive social change. Each year North Star funds cutting-edge groups who are dynamic and daring in their approach. The RBMS is proud to be one such group.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact:
The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 211
New York, New York 10037-9998