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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sunday, July 30, 2017 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
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  • Ticket Price: $50.00 - $75.00
  • Door Time: 6:15 PM
  • Show Type: Charity
A Diva Simply Singing ~ Sheryl Lee Ralph
 
Original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph is a Tony Award nominated actress (DreamGirls), Independent Spirit Award winner (To Sleep with Anger) and honored HIV/AIDS activist. Ralph’s award winning body of work in film (Distinguished Gentleman with Eddie Murphy, The Mighty Quinn with Denzel Washington, Sister Act 2 with Whoppi Goldberg), television, (Moesha, Designing Women, ER) and the Broadway stage includes originating and creating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in Dreamgirls.

Ms. Ralph is currently starring on Broadway in "Wicked" as 'Madame Morrible'.


 
A passionate AIDS activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph is founding Director of The Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware (DIVA) Foundation. The DIVA Foundation founded in 1990 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, created as a living memorial to the many friends she had lost to HIV/AIDS as an original cast member of Broadways DREAMGIRLS and because of her concern for the threat HIV/AIDS posed to women and children. In herwork of Driving Infectious Viruses Away, the foundation focuses on HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, erasing stigma, lowering of the HIV infection rate especially as it pertains to women, girls and young people and the development of new and effective programs to combat the disease using the arts. The foundation disseminates information, and provides advocacy and mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically artistic feminine point of view.
 
Sheryl Lee Ralph, was awarded the first Red Ribbon Award at the UN for her unique use of the arts in HIV/AIDS activism. Rich in creativity and spirit, Sheryl Lee designed a successful line of socially consciousred ribbon T-shirts which offer responsible messages in style and beauty. She has received Doctorates in Humane Letters from Tougaloo College and Huston-Tillotson University in recognition of her AIDS activism.

The Diva Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501C(3) charitable organization that was founded by Sheryl Lee Ralph, in 1990, as a memorial to the many friends she had lost to HIV/AIDS. The organization focuses on generating resources and coordinating activities to create awareness of and combat against HIV/AIDS. The DIVA Foundation utilizes music and entertainment as a vehicle to inform, educate and erase the stigma attached to this deadly disease.
 
Our awareness campaign has grown to include: town hall meetings,
prevention seminars, free HIV testing, HIV/AIDS counseling, free healthcare materials, and of course, the annual DIVAS Simply Singing! benefit concert. Miss Ralph has recorded a series of HIV awareness PSAs for grass roots organizations in need of assistance.
 
The Diva Foundation have also developed a Home Fragrance Collection that includes some of the most wonderfully scented hand made candles. The candles and scented oils make great gifts and are available for a small tax deductible donation. Visit TheDIVAfoundation.org for more information.