On Sunday, September 23, 2012, the Oasis Dance Company will premier The Affair – Bow Ties & Pumps, its 2nd annual dance and fashion charitable benefit showcase in support of the homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning & intersex (GLBTQI) youth of Washington, DC. This year’s event will showcase six new dances alongside fashion designers from MD, DC, LA and NY. The evening’s benefit show will raise funds for Transgender Health Empowerment’s (THE) Wanda Alston House and will be at held at the THEARC Theater, located at 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE in Washington, DC. There will be a Cocktail Reception sponsored by Tito’s Vodka which will include a Red Carpet hosted by radio personality and GLBTQI activist Simply Nay at 6:30 p.m., followed by the benefit showcase at 7:30 p.m. General Admission is $30 and V.I.P. Admission is $50.
In addition to the evening’s festivities, Oasis Dance Company will recognize community leaders for their distinguished service to GLBTQI youth in the DC Metropolitan area. The 2012 honorees for the evening are:
- Drs. Dennis W. & Christine Y. Wiley –Pastors, Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, Washington, DC
- Sampson McCormick – Comedian & LGBTQIA Advocate
- Kenya Hutton – LGBTQIA Youth Advocate
- Abdur -Rahim Briggs – President of Al Sura, Inc.
- Shi-Queeta Lee – Entrepreneur & Activist
- David Mariner – Executive Director of The DC Center
- Rev. Aaron Wade – Pastor of Community Church of Washington, DC
Also in attendance will be approximately 250 trailblazers in the industries of GLBTQI activism, fashion, entertainment, arts, business & politics as well as a tastemaker crowd of invited celebrities including Anthony Burrell & America’s Next Top Model’s Isis King & Bianca Chardei, artists, athletes and key political, philanthropic and social figures. Guests are asked to dress in their chicest bow ties and pumps which will culminate with a Best Dressed Contest. The event will boast a great mix of food, libations and entertainment & fashion. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.thearcdc.org.
For more information on this event and sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://oasisdanceco.com/
About THE Wanda Alston House:
Transgendered Health Empowerment’s Wanda Alston House is the first and only housing program in Washington D.C. that is solely dedicated to offering pre independent living services to homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16-24. Each young person is assigned a life skills counselor who works each day on issues related to employment/vocational training, housing, and other issues as needed. Each young person is housed in their room and reside in a house with an advocate with extensive experience with housing and LGBTQIA youth issues. For more info visit http://www.wandaalstonhouse.
About Oasis Dance Company:
Founded in 2003, The OASIS Dance Company is a community dance group based in the Washington, DC National Capitol Region that is committed to making dance a meaningful experience for all. OASIS combines all forms of dance to create an eclectic performance that captivates and rouses the senses of the audience. The company participates in diverse performances, including local and national parades, talent competitions, TV appearances, music videos, tours, and pep rallies. For more info visit: www.oasisdanceco.com
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