2019 PROJECT INITIATIVES

Kraig Ronald Williams - Vice-President, Programs

e-mail: kwilliams@projectbriggs.org

James Earl Hardy Book Signing – February 2019

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.

#POWER30 – April 6, 2019

Our Annual Public Service Recognition Soiree honoring 30 individuals/organizations 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.

Casa Ruby Annual Toiletry Drive Happy Hour – September 2019

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.

HBCUs - LGBT Safe Partnership - UDC, Howard, Morgan, Coppin, UMES, Bowie - 2019

Many historically black colleges and universities have been slow to adopt policies and approve campus organizations that cater to lesbian, gay, transgender and queer youth. We have  several institutions in our background that we will provides resources, trainings , and support.

Xscape II White - SPECTRE - July 2019

Project Briggs, Inc. was formed in April 2016 for the purpose of provide\ing 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 Party, will be held annually as a symbol and celebration of the organization's work in the community throughout the year.

Project Red - Health & Wellness – September 2019

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.

Swirls & Chords – December 2019

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”

 

Winter Item-Coat Drive – December 2019

Project Briggs, Inc. will partner with Greek-Lettered Organizations and collect and donate new and gently used winter items to shelters and homeless in the District and Maryland area.