2021 OUTREACH INITIATIVES
Kraig Ronald Williams - Vice-President, Finance and Programs
YEAR ROUND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
STRIVE TO THIRVE
In Partnership with
Metro Health | Washington, DC | Multidisciplinary Integrated Healthcare
Strive to Thrive is a support group held every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month for Men of Color living with HIV. Engaging Conversation, Positive Support, Fellowship and a place to be heard.
The Butler's Kitchen
Where There’s Nothing Left Off The Table
The Butler’s Kitchen addresses ground breaking controversial topics that aren’t easily discussed between various diverse communities, especially of color. Topics range from social injustices, local and national politics, relationships; both from the homo and heterosexual perspective, dating/online dating, social media controversies to whatever event or topic that creates challenging thought provoking conversations. Our goal is to not only bring these topics to the forefront however, to discuss next steps etc.
Jhahbriel C. Moore-Butler creates an atmosphere in his kitchen with panel guest from all walks of life. The panel comes together weekly around the kitchen island creating an open dialogue introducing their perspectives from a view point that creates a bit of energy, borderline drama each taping.
As each conversation develops, delicious home cooked meals are prepared that add a sense of home, an atmosphere open for opinionated conversation. Most of the ingredients within the meals will be highlighted as solutions, pivoted off the conversation as added anecdotes of humor and/or comedy.
The Butler’s Kitchen, under the umbrella of Moore 4U Inc. where everything is about the community and how communities are built from mentoring and giving. So sit back, grab a drink and join us in our Kitchen.
“Love at First Sight” Virtual Speed Dating
Mardi Gras Mix and Mingle Fundraiser
BACK II BLACK: The Annual Black MIXER
Our newly established annual black-attired mixer where the purpose is to make social and professional connections, establish a spirit of community and collaboration, and unify a diverse community. In addition, Project Briggs, Inc. seeks to improve communication, educate and promote cultural awareness through advocacy and empowerment while addressing health disparities in our community.
Casa Ruby Annual Toiletry Drive Happy Hour
Our Annual Toiletry Drive Happy Hour, benefitting Casa Ruby, The only Bilingual Multicultural LGBT Organization in the Metropolitan Area in which a large number of their clients have incomes of less than $15,000.00 per year.
Kite Flying on the National Mall for a Cause Fundraiser
Chat and Chew with the Butlers Kitchen
SPECTRE - ANNUAL WHITE ATTIRE SOIREE
Project Briggs, Inc. was formed in April 2016 for the purpose of providing leadership, improving capacity building, communication, promoting and assisting urban projects through innovative fundraising activities and advocacy in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. "SPECTRE", our Annual White Attire Soiree, will be held annually as a symbol and celebration of the organization's work in the community throughout the year.
DC Black Pride Cookout and Community Day
HIV and Aids Community Forum
Drugs, Alcohol, and Our Community Panel Discussion
Project Red - Health & Wellness
Project Briggs, Inc. will partner with Greater Washington Area Gyms and Fitness Experts to assist in promoting our annual/quarterly programing geared towards healthy eating habits and physical fitness goals. "A Healthy New You" will become our Health & Wellness mantra, which will enable us to advocate healthy living efforts with local community Gyms.
4th of July Cookout and Community Field Day (Onsite HIV Testing)
“Black Enough, Man Enough” Book Signing featuring Gee Smalls
“One man’s riveting, contemporary journey through multiple comings-outs to authentically live his unique identity.”
“I knew I was different, called ‘faggot-ass half-breed,’ teased for my light bright skin, soft curly afro, freckly face, and feminine ways. Growing up the child of a black daddy and white momma in the black Gullah Geechee culture on James Island, South Carolina in the 80’s, I was an outsider.
“My adolescent identity crisis of racial and sexual confusion lead to a trip down the aisle with my high school sweetheart, the joy of fatherhood, and then into the shadows of the down-low before divorce and a tumultuous custody battle. As I embraced all of who I am, I developed my voice, using it to speak out on the racial and LGBT equality movements, as well as to say ‘I do’ to marry the man I love and create a realistic 21st century blended family.”
Capital Beltway Hair and Fashion Expo with The Patrick Michael Company
James Earl Hardy Movie / Book Signing
James Earl Hardy is the author of the best-selling B-Boy Blues series: B-Boy Blues (1994), praised as the first gay hip hop love story and prominently featured in Spike Lee's Get On The Bus; it's sequel, 2nd Time Around (1996); If Only For One Nite (1997); The Day Eazy-E Died (2001); Love The One You're With (2002); and A House Is Not a Home (2005). The sextet chronicles the relationship between a Buppie from Brooklyn and a homeboy-bike messenger from Harlem. The seventh installment in the series, "Is It Still Jood To Ya?", is featured in the best-selling anthology, Visible Lives: Three Stories in Tribute to E. Lynn Harris (2010). B-Boy Blues was a Lammy finalist in 1995 (Best Small Press Title) and has become required reading in many African American/multicultural literature and gay/queer studies college courses.
Back to School Backpack Giveaway
Breast Cancer Awareness Forum
#POWER30: “The Best of Washington Edition”
Our Annual Public Service Recognition Soiree honoring 30 individuals/organizations from the District of Columbia for their outstanding Public Service for the community at-large and their demonstration of excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity and civic and social responsibility.
Friendsgiving with Project Briggs, The Butlers Kitchen and The Patrick Michael Company
Community Toy Drive and Angel Tree Outreach Initiative
Swirls & Chords
Through the art of Fashion (SWIRL) and Music (CHORDS), King and I Productions in collaboration with Project Briggs, Inc. will showcase the talents of extraordinary individuals in bringing education, awareness, and prevention to a cause that impacts countless lives every day and generate funding to support the mission of the ADA and potentially save lives.
"One Cause; One Unforgettable Evening; One Amazing Event showcasing the best fashion and music talent in the industry”