ArtsDistrict Brooklyn to Host 2023 Prophets Over Profits Charity Event With Lion Babe & More
The event will raise money for Girls Write Now, an organization dedicated to mentoring and training the next generation of women writers of…
Prophets Over Profits, a Brooklyn-based art collective that raises funds and awareness for marginalized voices, will hold its sixth annual charity event on Saturday (April 1) at immersive Brooklyn venue ArtsDistrict Brooklyn.
Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., the collective’s mission is to empower more femme-led experiences, inspire consistent activism and encourage financial transparency in fundraising. This year, Prophets over Profits is supporting Girls Write Now, an organization that breaks down barriers of gender, race, age and poverty to mentor and train the next generation of writers and leaders for life.
Themed “Ain’t Foolin’ Us,” this year’s event will feature bands and DJs including Lion Babe, Hot Honey Sundays, SUSU, Synead, Big Body Kweeng, Miss Sabado and Hannah Noelle performing at ArtsDistrictBrooklyn, formerly known as House of Vans. The sprawling venue will feature local vendors and music in the main hall, a skate yard next to the East River, and art for sale curated by local woman-owned gallery The Locker Room. Girls Write Now mentees will be sharing powerful poetry while local comedians Kate Robards and Glorelys Mora will be curating two comedy hours in the Gallery Space.
At the event, guests can taste delicious meals catered by Beck + Call with cocktails by Ilegal Mezcal, mocktails by Curious Elixirs and brewskis by Heineken Silver. Taxi cab app Curb is offering a $10 discount to guests.
Prophets Over Profits founder Dani “SLOWKEY” Slocki, an award-winning producer and founder of virtual space vSpace, each year chooses a new organization that aligns with the collective’s mission.
“I recently learned that less than 3% of authors in the US are women of color. If we want to change the #StatusBro we must change the narrative by directly investing in diverse narrators,” says Slocki. “That’s why we’re proud to raise funds and awareness for the Girls Write Now.”
“Most investors and funders are men, which is why the majority of funds invested or donated will continue to be into other male lead businesses and nonprofits unless we call out unconscious bias,” she adds. “I truly believe most people want to help but they would rather have a trusted voice guide them than do their own research. I’m here to be that trusted voice.”
For those who can’t attend, vSpace is debuting the ArtsDistrict virtual twin to host a re-broadcast of the show. No hardware or app download is required, allowing anyone, anywhere, on any device to attend. Visit popdonate.com to learn more.