PERSISTICON IV - A Benefit for Supermajority and She the People w/Amanda Duarte, Ziwe Fumudo and more

ANNOUNCING PERSISTICON IV: SURFING THE BLUE WAVE

A BENEFIT FOR SUPERMAJORITY AND SHE THE PEOPLE

FEATURING KAREN CHEE, DINA HASHEM, AMANDA DUARTE, ZIWE FUMUDOH, MURRAY HILL,

AND MORE

NOVEMBER 3rd AT THE BELL HOUSE IN BROOKLYN

 

Link to download high-res poster image - credit Johanna Goodman

 

WHO: 

 

Performers include: Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Dina Hashem (Conan), Leah Bonnema (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Murray Hill (legend!), Amanda Duarte (#pussygrabsback), Ziwe Fumudoh (My Cartoon President), Jill Pangallo (Joe’s Pub), Marti Cummings (candidate for NY City Council/drag performer), DJ Tara, and more. 

 

PERSISTICON: An organization dedicated to getting more pro-choice women into office through comedy and art, founded by Diana Kane English, Lynn Harris, Leslie King, and Theo Kogan.

 

WHAT: An evening of comedy, music and activism to benefit Supermajority (Cecile Richards’s new organization, specializing in activist training and mobilizing for women) and She the People (a national network connecting women of color to transform democracy). Arrive early to hang at the bar, browse goodies from feminist-minded vendors and snap pictures in the photo booth. Brought to you by PERSISTICON, a Brooklyn-based volunteer venture and social enterprise founded to help elect progressive women to change all the things.

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 3rd - bar opens at 5:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm

 

WHERE: The Bell House - 149 7th St. Brooklyn NY

 

HOW: Tickets range from $50-$175. Additional donations are also gladly accepted. Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/persisticon-iv-surfing-the-blue-wave-tickets-73108648937 

 

On Sunday, November 3rd at 7:30pm, PERSISTICON III presents an evening of comedy, music and activism to benefit Supermajority (Cecile Richards’s new organization, specializing in activist training and mobilizing for women) and She the People (a national network connecting women of color to transform democracy). Performers include Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Dina Hashem (Conan), Leah Bonnema (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Murray Hill (legend!), Amanda Duarte (#pussygrabsback), Ziwe Fumudoh (My Cartoon President), Jill Pangallo (Joe’s Pub), Marti Cummings (candidate for NY City Council/drag performer), DJ Tara, and more. Arrive early to hang at the bar, browse goodies from feminist-minded vendors and snap pictures in the photo booth. Brought to you by PERSISTICON, a Brooklyn-based volunteer venture and social enterprise founded to help elect progressive women to change all the things. Ticket prices range from $50 for standing room, $100 for seating, and $150-$175 for premium seating. Additional donations are also gladly accepted. Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/persisticon-iv-surfing-the-blue-wave-tickets-73108648937 

 

ABOUT PERSISTICON:

 

www.persisticon.com

Instagram: @persisticon

Facebook: facebook/persisticon

Twitter: twitter.com/persisticon

 

PERSISTICON is a Brooklyn-based volunteer venture and social enterprise founded to help elect progressive women to change all the things. Powered by comedy, art, and community, our sold-out fundraising events support high-impact organizations such as EMILY's List. It  is the passion project of Diana Kane English, Lynn Harris, Leslie King, and Theo Kogan. It is here to take action, build community, make impact, and have fun. Our events have raised more than $40K for EMILY’s List and other organizations and created an activist community on fire for more. On creating the project, Kane English says, “People keep asking me what they can do, where to put their energy. I’ve told them to take the things that give them life, the things they’re good at and enjoy, and employ them in the causes that speak to them. Persisticon is me taking my own advice.”

 

SUPERMAJORITY is a new home for women's activism, training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community that will fight for gender equity together. Supermajority will provide women with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to channel the energy and activism of this moment and change the direction of this country. For good. We’re building an inclusive, national membership of women who are connected, empowered, and taking action—from increasing their level of civic engagement and advocacy to voting in record numbers. 

 

SHE THE PEOPLE elevates the vision, heart, and voice of women of color. Our collective power will lead the nation in 2020 and beyond. STP was formed in March of 2018 with the mission of establishing a national network connecting women of color to transform our democracy. We are elevating and amplifying the voices and power of women of color as leaders, political strategists, organizers, and voters through an inclusive, multiracial coalition driving a new political and cultural era. She the People received broad national attention in April by holding the first-ever woman-of-color led and centered Presidential Forum. Over the next 16 months, the organization has an ambitious set of goals and plans leading to the Presidential election involving place-based and online communications and convenings that will set She the People up to become a go-to resource on the national stage.

 

FOUNDERS

 

Diana Kane English (executive producer) is a retailer, designer, and activist. She is the owner of Diana Kane, a Brooklyn boutique highlighting the work of emerging and established independent, sustainable designers. She’s the creator of the viral #FeministGold t-shirt and a passionate feminist, jewelry designer, and community organizer.

 

Lynn Harris (talent/communications) is founder of GOLD Comedy, the only content and learning platform for teen girls who love comedy. She is a multi-award-winning journalist, a communications and content strategist, a mostly retired comedian and storyteller, author of several books, and a former Tonya Harding lookalike (long story).

 

Leslie King (talent/strategy) is a Brooklyn-based designer and owner of the sustainable handbag company LK. She is also actively working with local and citywide groups committed to addressing and dismantling segregation in New York City public schools.

 

Theo Kogan (talent/music/sponsorships) is best known as the singer of Lunachicks. She was a model, actress and honorary drag queen, a DJ, party promoter and creator/CEO of Armour Beauty lip gloss. Theo grew up in Brooklyn and is currently a pro-makeup artist and mom.

 

TEAM

 

Andrew E. Wagner (production/operations lead) is an Emmy Award-winning producer with more than 25 years of experience developing and managing creative projects of every size and shape imaginable. He has a soft spot for people who want to make the world a better place.

 

 

Christina Clare (operations) is a comedy and social justice activist and founder of Privileged Poverty, an online platform for socially conscious comedy and the promotion of up and coming talent. She has worked as a project manager in the translations industry for years and is passionate about music, comedy and all the restorative mediums that entertain, teach and heal “by accident.”

Ferne Pearlstein (talent/outreach) is a prize-winning director/cinematographer who is one of a handful of women featured in Kodak’s “On Film” ad campaign. Her latest film, THE LAST LAUGH, about taboos in humor, features Sarah Silverman, Mel Brooks, and many others, and continues to screen around the world since its premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. 

 

Martha Corcoran (social media) is curator of The Art of Resistance, a feed that celebrates social justice art and creative resistance. She’s a photo editor and researcher for book publishing, digital media, and documentary film, and has worked on projects for Hearst, Abrams, PBS, Barnes & Noble, Nat Geo, and Time Inc.

 

 

 

For all press requests, contact Heidi Vanderlee - hv@sharkpartymedia.com

 

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