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CONTACT: Dione Johnson-Tyson, Multi-Media Center (206) 854-1507 / multimedia206@gmail.com

Multi-Media Center’s Bon-Voyage Bash & Benefit at Faire Gallery, Monday May 7th, 2012

Free (donations accepted) and All-Ages Event. Fun Filled Evening Thanking and Showcasing Participants, Partners and Artists Supported by the Multi-Media Center, Website Launch and Benefit.

Multi-Media Center’s Bon-Voyage Bash & Benefit will take place Monday May 7th, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Faire Gallery, which is located at: 1351 East Olive Way, Seattle, WA This is a free, all ages and family-friendly event. The event includes contributions from youth, organizations, businesses and artists throughout the Northwest such as: DJ Sean Malik, DJ Zack The Barber, DJ SeaBefore, The Town Entertainment, Hip Hop Congress, Heidi Jackson, Intra-Afrikan Konnection, Family Empowerment Institute, Inspired Child, Mani Sue, NotyrAverage, Mehret Mehanzel, K.H.M.E.T., Joyshandra, Toni Hill, SistahLuv, Julie C., Jamil Suliman, Suntonio Bandanaz, Black Stax and many more.

2004 – The Multi-Media Center was born in Seattle WA, a brainchild of Daily Bread Outreach ministries as their approach to the growing industries of technology and media. Recognizing the emerging increase of computers, cameras and music in the lives of their community the MMC was conceived. 2005 The Multi-Media Center begin serving youth through our Kejona Mazadi Youth Coalition. The KMYC nurtures young people birth to 25 years old through project development, multi-media tools, events, guidance and a safe space to in crease their academic, employment and entrepreneurial skills and opportunities. The Multi Media Center honors and celebrates the memory and talents of Kejona Mazadi A.K.A. Theodore Wheeler III through the Kejona Mazadi Youth Coalition. The Coalition works to be a place, were young people can exercise and practice their Creator-given talents through the use of computers, cameras and music. The KMYC provides young people a safe space, guidance, tools and leadership opportunities for to increase their academic, employment and entrepreneurial skills. After almost ten years of service in the Northwest the MMC is expanding its service delivery to the Bay area of California and is honoring the Northwest.

About The Multi-Media Center

The Vision of the Multi-Media Center is to see the evolution of a spiritually, physically, mentally and financially healthy Nubian society. The Mission of the Multi-Media Center is to use computers, cameras and music to increase the academic, employment and entrepreneurial skills and opportunities of Nubian people. The Core Principles of the Multi-Media Center are the NGUZO SABA (the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa): Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility), Ujamma (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (Faith).

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