The Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts presents the Richard Wright 7th Annual Black Tie Gala at the University of the District of Columbia. This red-carpet, black tie affair is an enticing evening of the arts with jazzy, hip-hop, r&b, soulful musical performances; brilliant, student-produced, short films from ROXIE Film Productions; awards ceremony of notable Honorees; an elegant sit down dinner; a colorful silent auction, and so much more!

This year’s festivities will be hosted by 3-time Grammy-nominated RAHEEM DEVAUGHN, with his deeply reflective, soulful insight, the movement continues in his music and his messages. Gala 2018 also features the dynamic musical talents of another Grammy-nominated artist MAIMOUNA YOUSSEF aka Mumu Fresh, recently highlighted on NPR’s Little Desk with Common and August Greene.

It’s been a monumental year of challenge and change, but what continues to bear witness to the truth in history is the power of young people to create real change. They are the hope for the future. With meaningful educational opportunities, they will make a lasting, positive impact in the world. The Richard Wright students are change agents and content creators making a lasting impression with these powerful short films, in various genre, expressing and provoking a range of emotions within all of us, relatable yet fresh in perspective.

The Richard Wright Black Tie Gala 2018 is the biggest fundraiser of the year for this public charter school that is “Rewriting the Future, One Student at a Time.” Engaging ATTENDEES, notable HONOREES, delicious FOOD, creative FILMS, sizzling MUSIC, beautiful ART, cutting edge FASHION and DANCE choreography, and a CASH BAR! Truly an evening to remember, and definitely worth your time and investment in one of the most prolific and innovative schools in DC. Join us and start your summer off right with this one hot night at the Richard Wright Black Tie Gala 2018!

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