FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jody L. Miller
Ellen Zoe Golden
Gina M. Schulman
JLM PR, Inc.
Jody cell – 917-770-3970
Gina’s cell – 914-319-5360
WHO: Russell Simmons, Chairman of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN);
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Pres/CEO of HSAN; Kimora Lee Simmons; Mary J. Blige;
Ludacris and the Ludacris Foundation; Reverend Al Sharpton; LA Reid; DJ Lovebug; special guest co-host Free from BET and others
WHAT: the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Action Awards Benefit
Dinner, an exclusive fundraising celebration that will help support HSAN’s
work to utilize the power of Hip- Hop for positive social change. This
year’s Action Awards Benefit Dinner will honor the community work of Mary J.
Blige, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation, and MTV’s
“Choose or Lose” Campaign. Reverend Al Sharpton will make a Keynote Speech.
WHERE: The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers (23rd Street at the Hudson
River), New York City
WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2004. Press Check-In is at 5:45pm. Red Carpet is
from 6:30-7:30pm. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner and
program to follow at 7:30 p.m.
YOUR COVERAGE IS INVITED
About Hip-Hop Summit Action Network HSAN is a non-profit, non-partisan national coalition of artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents and youth leaders united in the belief that the “hip-hop” phenomena is an enormously influential agent for social change which must be responsibly and pro-actively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice.
HSAN is presently on the road, engaged in the “Hip-Hop Team Vote GOTV Bus Tour,” a 26 city, 33 day, 10 state bus tour co-sponsored by America Coming Together (ACT) and Wake Up Everybody. The Hip-Hop Team Vote GOTV Bus Tour has four buses, two in the Midwest and two in the South, doing bus stop rallies, GOTV neighborhood canvassing, and university campus mobilization events with artists getting on the bus along the way, all in a concerted effort to get young people out to the polls to vote on Election Day, November 2nd.