Wednesday, December 15, 2010


EMPOWER Early...SOCIALIZE Late...FREE Appetizers & Drinks
THIS THURSDAY @ 7PM before the Social @ Lumen (839 W. Fulton Market) we invite you to attend the 1st annual Butterfly Ball in support of the Mariposa DR Foundation which creates community-based solutions to end poverty in the Dominican Republic through educating and empowering girls.

Tickets are $35 which includes Appetizers & Drinks + Live performances by Lungz, Crystal La'juene and music by DJ Marcus Shadden.

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Starting at 10PM The Social begins with the Belvedere INTENSE sponsored FREE COCKTAIL RECEPTION til 11PM with the reigning VH1 HIP HOP honors DJ of the year TIMBUCK2 providing music til 2AM.

Belvedere INTENSE is described as being ideal for creating cocktails. Full bodied and smooth, it has an intense aroma with notes of crème caramel, dark savoury spice, and rich bitter chocolate. Its double filtered through charcoal, resulting in an increased alcohol content (50% abv) that accentuates the notes and texture of the vodka.

The Mariposa DR Foundation are sustained through generous contributions of time and funds through individuals, businesses, foundations and community members.

The mariposa (butterfly) is a universal symbol representing transition, freedom and peace. In the Dominican Republic, it was the code name given to our nation’s heroines, the Mirabal sisters who fought social injustice and gave their lives for freedom. The Mirabal sisters or "Las Mariposas," have become, not just national heroines, but international symbols. In 1999, United Nations declared November 25th, the day of their murder, as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The Mariposa DR Foundation's mission is inspired by the Millennium Development Goals set out by the United Nations. These goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing the child mortality rate, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development. Achieving these goals is dependent upon the education and empowerment of women and young girls.

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