Soapbox 2018

Make art. Do more.


Our signature gala, SOAPBOX, annually brings together over 300 of NYC’s most influential artists and activists for a powerful evening of reflection and celebration. Drawing inspiration from our celebrated guests of honor, SOAPBOX is designed to galvanize and energize our many communities. Now in its fifth year, SOAPBOX raises vital funds that make it possible for us to continue supporting artists creating change in their own local communities.


Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

  • Dinner from 6:30-8:30PM
  • Dance Party from 8-10PM


Affirmation Arts

523 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018


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Party Tickets begin at $150. Dinner Tickets begin at $400.


Want to join our Benefit Committee? Interested in becoming a sponsor? Have a question? Contact Ayesha Williams at or (718) 574-0798



Rinku Sen, Author & Activist

Elia Alba, Multidisciplinary Artist

Tattfoo Tan, The LP Alumni Artist


Honorary Chairs:

Ruth Carter, Pioneering Costume Designer

Merele Williams Adkins, Arts Advocate


Featured Print Edition by:

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh


Event Production

Dorcia Kelley, KelleMiles


Follow the Facebook event page and The LP’s instagram for teasers leading up to the event. We’ll be announcing more special guests and exciting experiences you can expect at the event.


Check out photos from SOAPBOX 2017 here.


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Benefit Committee

Benefit Chairs

Marcus Ellington

Naomi Beckwith

Beverly Byrd



Naomi Beckwith

Tresell Davis

Stephanie Dinkins, Co-Chair

Marcus Ellington

Erika Faust

Ali Goldstein-Norup, Secretary

Rasu Jilani

Dexter Wimberly

Curtis Young, Co-Chair



Risë Wilson

Benefit Committee Levels

The Laundromat Project cordially invites you to join us at one of the following benefit committee levels:


$10,000 Investor

($6,440 is tax-deductible) 8 dinner tickets with Premium seating and 16 dance party tickets; SOAPBOX limited edition print by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh; full-page color ad in program book; acknowledgment in event program and invitation.


$5,000 Stakeholder

($2,080 is tax-deductible) 6 dinner and 12 dance party tickets; SOAPBOX limited edition print by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh; half-page color ad in program book; acknowledgment in event program and invitation.


$3,000 Placekeeper

($2,280 is tax-deductible) 4 dinner and 4 dance party tickets; acknowledgment in event program and invitation; half-page color ad in program book.

$1,000 Block Captain

($640 is tax-deductible) 2 dinner and 2 dance party tickets and acknowledgment in event program and invitation.


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