The Black Girl Project Celebrates it’s First Anniversary with A Reception and the Release of the Film’s DVD

BROOKLYN, NY – March 08, 2012—New York-based filmmaker, Aiesha Turman, announced the release of her premier film, The Black Girl Project (www.blackgirlproject.com) to DVD. To celebrate the film’s DVD release, Turman, founder of a non-profit of the same name that was born of the film (www.blackgirlproject.org), will host a cocktail reception and silent auction on Saturday, March 24th at the Foundation House in New York City.


“I didn’t know what to expect when deciding to make the film, except that I wanted to inspire dialogue and change within our communities,” said Aiesha Turman. “With The Black Girl Project, we’ve been to college campuses, corporate boardrooms, theaters and community organizations–all to promote the crazy notion that Black women and girls are complex people, not some nebulous problem that needs to be solved. This has been, and will continue to be, about young women and girls, as all proceeds benefit workshops, trainings and the maintenance and expansion of our programs so that we can continue to serve. Thank you to all who have supported us in the past and continue to support our work.”

The cocktail event will open with a silent auction with items donated from various supporters including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Film Forum, the Paley Center for Media and authors such as Tayari Jones, Jamel Shabazz and Kola Boof. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Black Girl Project and the expansions of their programs for Black women and girls in New York and beyond. Described as an intimate evening with the director, guests will be introduced to the film and the organization by Aiesha, herself. Afterward, the filmmaker will be available to answer any questions as the guests enjoy the auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and more. Tickets can be purchased at http://theblackgirlproject.ticketleap.com/speakeasy324/.