Thursday, January 11, 2018

NYC man raising funds so that black children can see 'Black Panther'

PLEASE DONATE: Help Children See "Black Panther"

New York City resident Fredrick Joseph believes so much that children of color need to see themselves represented positively on the big screen. He believes in that so much that he has started a GoFundMe campaign so kids in Harlem, New York, can go see the Black Panther movie when it comes out in February.

On that GoFundMe page Joseph writes:

The release of Marvel's film the "Black Panther" is a rare opportunity for young students (primarily of color) to see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life. This representation is truly fundamental for young people, especially those who are often underserved, unprivileged, and marginalized both nationally and globally.

I want these children to be able to see that people who look like them can be superheroes, royalty, and more.

All proceeds will go to paying for the private screening tickets for children and chaperones, as well as refreshments. The release of the film is February 16th, 2018, and the screenings will take place the following week between February 19th and 22nd.

Cost breakdown:

-$13.00 per child ticket

-$13.00 refreshments per child

- $17.00 per chaperone ticket

- $10.00 refreshments per chaperone

*The remaining balance of donations after the movie Experience is paid for will go to the organization*

*All organization donations and movie/refreshment purchase receipts will be sent to campaign donors after the campaign is finished.*

I appreciate you joining me in supporting our children, who need us now more than ever.

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PLEASE DONATE: Help Children See "Black Panther"

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