Thursday, October 8, 2009

Draper Alumnus Non-Profit: Organization for Visual Progression Event, Tonight: 10/8

When Ben Foley graduated from Draper in 2008, he and a colleague began a Nonprofit called the Organization for Visual Progression (OVP), which is "dedicated to providing social justice organizations with opportunities to create and utilize visual media in their advocacy efforts." Though OVP is still only composed of its two founding members, they've been able to accomplish a lot over the last year: conducted video advocacy training in the Southern Philippines, collaborated with a Filipino NGO to produce a video documenting labor violations, and worked with a nonprofit law firm in NYC to produce an instructional DVD for people leaving prison to help them overcome employment discrimination against people with criminal records.

Tonight, OVP is hosting their first "friend-raiser/fund raiser" at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights. More information is below:

(also see interactive info on the OVP site)

Thursday, October 8th from 7 to 10pm

BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights

33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 875-4047 (map).

We are presenting some of our latest video projects; there will be a private viewing of “Status Report,” an exhibition of contemporary artists that highlight Mexican immigration, the border, and labor rights injustice, music mixed by Ben Tausig, and … free wine!