Press Releases

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes


Can Hip Hop be positive on VAW issues? Can the artists and community Man Up! Audience members in the US can watch an particpate in this intereactive event March 28 1-4 PM ET. Beyond Beats and Rhymes join and discuss this live with Jimmie Briggs Dr. Kaila,




Through Our Lens: Photographers Reflect on Empowerment.

Ticketed Reception and Auction

March 8,
6:30-11 pm

25CPW Gallery
25 Central Park West
(at 62nd Street)
New York, NY
Tickets: $150 per person
$175 at the door


Dee and Lisa on Mott Street Little Italy, NYC 1976 Copyright Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

Please join us for A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AND BENEFIT AUCTION on Thursday, March 8th to benefit Man Up Campaign US, Inc., a global initiative supporting youth to stop violence against women. The exhibition will be on preview, March 5-7th 12-8pm and freely open to the public at 25CPW Gallery with programing from March 9-11, 2012. To learn more about Man Up please visit our website at For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This exhibit and auction is made possible by sponsoring businesses and the generous contribution of participating photographers, including:


Lynsey Addario
Martyn Aim
Christopher Anderson
Nina Berman
Marcus Bleasdale
Monika Bulaj
Debbie Fleming Caffery
Elinor Carucci
Renee Cox
Wendy Ewald
Donna Ferrato
Stephen Ferry
Larry Fink
Russell K. Frederick
Cédric Gerbehaye
Ashley Gilbertson
Eric Gottesman
Justine Kurland
Benedicte Kurzen
Andre Lambertson
Gillian Laub
Wayne Lawrence
Deana Lawson

Philip Jones Griffiths
Lori Grinker
Ed Kashi
Yuri Kozyrev
Alex Masi
Kirk Mastin
Ross McDonnell
Susan Meiselas
Bertrand Meunier
Bob Miller
Inge Morath
Sylvia Plachy
Alex Prager
Espen Rasmussen
Stephanie Sinclair
Lana Slezic
Maggie Steber
Hank Willis Thomas
Carrie Mae Weems
Clarence Williams
Daniella Zalcman
Zoe Zimmer

Auction Preview

Honorary host Commitee Chair - Gloria Steinem & Harry Belafonte
Whitney Johnson. The New Yorker
Bess Greenberg. 25 CPW / Red Roots Gallery
Yukiko Yamagata. Open Society Foundations
JB Reed. Nuru Project

Special DJ set by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, co-leader and drummer for Grammy Award-winning band, The Roots

Free Public Programming: March 9-11, 2012
Full Program Schedule

appearing through the support of Jill Newman Productions

In partnership with:

Form more inofrmation or press inquiries please contact: Alex Polier
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   917.693.2768

twitter:@manupcapaign @25CPW @nuruproject


Through Our Lens: Program

4upListen to some of the Man Up Campaign delgates and let them update you on progress around the world on stopping violence against women. Watch and Talk to Christy Turlington Burns’ about here film. No Woman, No Cry, focusing on pre-natal care and maternal health obstacles around the world. Join Us for great free programing through out the week at 25CPW.



The Man Up Film Festival

December 3, 2011
Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard at 127th Street
New York, NY 10027

The Man Up Film Festival is a non-profit series.

The one-day festival is hosted in conjunction with Objective Cinema and Women’s Voices Now

***Proceeds from the film festival support Man Up youth activists globally.

Screenings are open to the public at a suggested donation of $12.

Box office opens 1 hour prior to show time.

For tickets and full program, visit:
For information about the Man Up Campaign:
For information about Objective Cinema:
For information about Women’s Voices Now:
To learn about the 16 Days Campaign:

Congo in Harlem 3

October 16-23, 2011

Presented by Friends of the Congo, True-Walker Productions, and Maysles Cinema

Congo in Harlem 3 is the third annual series of Congo-related films and special events at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. This years program features a wide range of films by Congolese and international directors, representing some of the most important issues facing the Democratic Republic of Congo today. Most screenings will be followed by panel discussions, special events, musical performances, and receptions. Congo in Harlem 3 will provide audiences with more than the traditional movie-going experience -- it will offer opportunities to celebrate Congolese culture, learn about the ongoing humanitarian crisis, engage in dialogue, and get involved.

A critical focus of this years program will be the upcoming 2011 presidential elections in Congo, scheduled to take place in late November. Key issues will be addressed in panel discussions and post-screening Q&As.