Monday, May 14, 2012

People Of Poetry Celebrity Auction Event Hollywood May 22






HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 14, 2012) - Writer, Poet, Mental Health Advocate and Philanthropist, also born into the legendary Jackson family  - Yashi Brown - is organizing a special Hollywood event "Music and Poetry in Motion" at Sayer's Club, Hollywood, CA on May 22, to promote awareness of the closure of arts programs in schools across the country, and the positive effect that the arts have on people with Mental Health problems. 

The Cause

We are at a time when arts education programs - especially musical arts - will no longer be a choice for our youths and families who can't afford private school.  The public school system, especially in Los Angeles County, has cut these programs dramatically. 70% of Arts Education is no longer available to students. But members of the Jackson Family are taking a stand by trying to get the word out on this educational crisis.

About Yashi Brown

Yashi Brown, is the daughter of Rebbie Jackson and niece of, the legendary, Michael Jackson.  She established her foundation People of Poetry (POP) with intentions to travel the country with her non-profit, helping to donate brand new instruments to support the weak, and share the power of spoken word and creative literary expression. Yashi addresses the, almost taboo, subject of Mental Health, a cause that is personal to her, after she, herself, was diagnosed with Bipolar Type I in her early twenties.  Yashi is a Public Speaker on Mental Health issues, and uses the power of poetry and spoken word, to connect with Mental Health patients who are limited by the means in which they can communicate and express their feelings. 
Yashi acts as a peer group supporter holding a board position for Project Return Peer Support Network (PRPSN) who is the largest peer support group in Los Angeles County also supported by MHA Los Angeles . She’s also an official national advocate for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) who’s established itself for three decades as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country and the preeminent voice on capitol hill for mental health.

The Event

The upcoming "Music and Poetry in Motion Night of Awareness" also supported by the Traveling Guitar Foundation, will shed light on the cause, and raise money through the onsite silent auction and online live auction.  There will also be live music, comedians and special guest performances. 

Some of music's biggest names have lent their individual signatures to guitars and other special items - exclusively for this event - helping to raise money for the foundation.  Celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley, Mariah Carey, Sting, Bill Withers, and Jackson Matriarch, Katherine Jackson, to name a few, have all contributed.  These items will all be listed and available for the public to bid on, through an Online Auction Site: and via

Event Details:

Wednesday, May 22, 2012
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.         Media Check-In
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.         Cocktail Reception               
8:30 – 9.15 p.m.         Showtime & Auction
(Deadline to RSVP: Monday, May 21. Media must show picture I.D. when picking up credentials at media check-in on event day)

Sayer's Club,
1645 Wilcox Ave,
Hollywood, CA 90028

"Its now up to us individually to pull together and give students the option. Our politicians don't appear to be making this a priority but arts education is so important to our future generations.  It is an election year, so I am hoping that now is the time for our President to really address this issue."  - Yashi Brown


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tickets Now On Sale to Yashi Brown's Celebrity Auction Fundraiser Event in Aid of the People of Poetry & The Traveling Guitar Foundation, Hollywood CA, May 22nd 2012

70% of arts education programs have been eliminated in LA Unified Schools alone and this trend is being repeated around the country. 

Please spread the word...

We're holding a special fundraiser in Hollywood on May 22nd to keep the musical arts in schools.

There are special incentives for all corporations, individuals, and entities sponsoring tables.

We will have media coverage at the event. 

Limited number of VIP tables available upon request via email

Special Performances By: Austin Brown, Ray Grady, Yashi Brown, Leon Thomas & Other Surprise Guests...

Festive Attire

Open Bar & Hor's d'Oeuvres 'Til 8pm

$50 VIP Ticket Special

$30 General Admission Tickets
Quantity Limited!

For detailed information, videos, pictures of auction items, testimonials and more, check out our event website at:

Rare & exclusive
signed guitars and other great items specifically donated for this charity event through the generous support of:

Katherine Jackson 
Janet Jackson
Lisa Marie Presley

Alicia Keys
Swizz Beatz

Victoria Justice
Leon Thomas
Nick Cannon

And more to be announced...

 "Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to meeting some of you there".

Yashi K. Brown
Author of Black Daisy in a White Limousine: 77 Poems
Founder People of Poetry (POP)