The T.R.U.T.H Project Kicks off “We Are Gold” 2nd Annual Fundraiser
Style Magazine Newswire | 10/4/2016, 10:16 a.m.
HOUSTON (October 4, 2016) –- The T.R.U.T.H Project (Telling Real Unapologetic Truths through Healing) kicks off its 2nd annual fundraiser entitled: We Are Gold, Saturday, October 22, 2016, 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Zimm’s Martini & Wine Bar 4321 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
“The growth and impact we have in the community is still very surreal to me,” says Founder Kevin Anderson. “It’s humbling to have the support of artists and healthcare providers who understand the vision for using the arts as a tool for healing through information, education, and access to resources.”
This year’s fundraiser will include a montage of video clips from previous installments and live demonstrations of spoken word, live music, and visual art to showcase how the T.R.U.T.H. Project connects art and health.
We Are Gold
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Zimm’s Martini & Wine Bar
4321 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
For additional information visit: www.TruthProjecthtx.org
“Kevin is a passionate leader, a creative innovator, and valuable asset to the community,” says Robert Ross, Board Chair for the T.R.U.T.H. Project. “I continue to witness the return on investment of all our time, talent, and resources in how lives are touched though the T.R.U.T.H. Project.
Kevin Anderson is a Houston poet and emcee who has worked as an HIV/ AIDS prevention specialist for more than 10 years. His avid appreciation for the arts led to him start heART & Soul, a monthly open mic poetry and live music showcase, serving LGBTQ artists and allies for the past seven years. His expanding audience led to the development The T.R.U.T.H. Project (Telling Real Unapologetic Truths through Healing) where he is working to commission artists to produce issue based works.
The T.R.U.T.H. Project was founded in 2011 as a Houston based community mobilization initiative focused on utilizing various art forms to educate and empower the LGBTQ community and allies by addressing pertinent issues to support healthy lives.
Since its inception, The T.R.U.T.H Project has reached more than 5,000 attendees and continues to grow. Performances are held quarterly and have addressed issues such as bullying, domestic violence, and depression. The Texas State Department of Health recognized the efforts of the T.R.U.T.H. Project and its founder, Kevin Anderson, to use the arts as a vehicle for information, awareness, and access to resources, and awarded a grant that allowed him to extend his outreach by partnering with national recording artist such as Marsha Ambrosius and Chisette Michele. He has also served as a consultant in other cities interested in starting similar initiatives.
The T.R.U.T.H. Project was awarded its 501c3 designation in May 2016, as an organization that educates and mobilizes LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional and sexual health.