Today, Values Partnerships announces “A Toast To Black Art, Love, & Creativity,” an evening dedicated to the celebration of Black artists, revolutionary love, radical imagination, and more. In collaboration with Confluential Films, the invite-only gathering will take place from 6-9pm on June 13th during the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival and assemble 80-100 of today’s leading voices across the spectrum of film, music, fashion, art, tech, and activism for an inspiring and exciting evening in New York City. Doors will open at 5:30pm. Values Partnerships is proud to welcome Black Girl Magic Wines and Black Love as Presenting Partners for the event.
As the country’s largest Black-owned social impact agency, Values Partnerships partners with foundations, businesses, organizations, influential leaders, and communities to solve big challenges, launch new projects, and expand the common good. Values Partnerships Founding Partner & CEO Joshua DuBois comments, “A Toast To Black Art, Love & Creativity” is a continuation of our consistent purpose-driven work at Values Partnerships to bring hope and inspiration to communities and empower trailblazing voices who are at the forefront of change in the community and culture. Now more than ever, it is imperative we center creativity, joy, love and community in our work towards building a brighter future with fewer barriers and inequities so we can all have the opportunity to tap into our full potential, feel whole and thrive. In a time where there is so much despair on the news, there are so many artists and leaders doing transformative work in the world and we look forward to honoring a few of them on Tuesday evening.”
“A Toast To Black Art, Love & Creativity” boasts a celebratory reception with DJ 9AM, refreshments, light bites, and a signature “Giving Our People Their Flowers” program to honor select to-be-announced special guests who are making their marks as they drive culture forward in meaningful ways. Values Partnerships has also tapped renowned photographer Reggie Cunningham who will lead a special on-site photography portrait studio memorializing the joyous occasion. Capping off the evening, guests will be treated to a live performance by rising R&B sensation Ayoni, singing her new single “Purpose,”and a collective celebratory toast presented by Black Girl Magic Wines.
Stay tuned for more news and announcements from Values Partnerships coming soon.
About Values Partnerships:
Founded by Joshua DuBois, Values Partnerships is the country’s largest Black-owned social impact agency. VP partners with foundations, businesses, organizations, influential leaders and communities to solve big challenges, launch new projects, and expand the common good. We believe in building a world that is diverse, equitable and progressive, and they are committed to innovating solutions to today’s most pressing issues that impact communities of color alongside the dreamers, builders, makers and doers of social action and long-lasting change. VP’s clients include Audible, MGM, Google, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, OWN, Pinterest, Justice for Julius, A+E, NBC Universal, Shark Tank, Ad Council, One Million Black Women, NAACP, AARP and more.
About Confluential Films:
Founded by writer/director/producer Tommy Oliver, Confluential Films is a Black-owned production company and financier devoted to telling commercially-viable stories at the intersection of art, entertainment, and cultural specificity. We work across film, television, docs/docseries, and most recently, Confluential had four Sundance ‘23 films, including Young. Wild. Free. starring Algee Smith, Sierra Capri, Sanaa Lathan, and Mike Epps, Fancy Dance, starring Lily Gladstone and Shea Whigham, To Live and Die and Live, starring Amin Joseph, Omari Hardwick, and Cory Hardrick, and the Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner, Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project.
A few past projects include the AFI Audience Award-winner Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss, the HBO documentary 40 Years A Prisoner (TIFF), six seasons of the ground-breaking docuseries Black Love, Sony thriller The Perfect Guy (opened #1 in the country), and award-winning indies 1982 (TIFF), Jinn (SXSW), and Sundance Audience-Award winner, Kinyarwanda. Up next is The Perfect Find for Netflix, starring Gabrielle Union, Gina Torres, and Keith Powers.(www.confluentialfilms.com)
About Black Love:
Black Love Inc. is the premier 100% Black-owned partner for celebrating 360 degrees of Black Love. The media company, founded by Codie & Tommy Oliver, is a hub for Black couples and singles to have transparent conversations around relationships, parenthood, dating, and more with an OTT app, podcast network, documentaries, and live events. Black Love, Inc. With an active and growing millennial community, Black Love, Inc. garners a monthly social reach of 70M+. To learn more about Black Love, please visit www.blacklove.com or download the Black Love+ App.
About Black Girl Magic Wines:
We set out to make exceptional wine for exceptional women. Women who are significant to culture and society, yet are rarely seen and recognized. We want to make wine that celebrates her history and accomplishments. With Black Girl Magic Wines, we pay homage to our heritage, including the women in our family from Camden, Alabama – the heart of the agricultural “Black Belt” and Civil Rights movement in the United States. And we honor all Black women in our community, across the Diaspora and the world, who have graced culture and society with her soul, spirit and MAGIC for generations.
With an ambition of this magnitude and significance, we are inspired by the original “Noble grapes”, that have been perfected over centuries to make the most majestic, rich and luscious varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling. Our collection of award-winning Black Girl Magic Wines are sourced from elite California vineyards, using the finest grapes, designed to serve magnificent Black Women and all of her celebratory moods and occasions. We stand against a culture that has undervalued and restricted Black women from taking a seat at the table. We seek to break away from the path, disrupt the status quo, and create a new and vibrant culture around wine, with her at its center. We empower our community to discover and enjoy high-quality wines that are as unique, fun and bold as they are. Our wines and experiences will never compromise your taste or needs. This is wine to celebrate. This is WINE LIKE YOU.