Meeka added to WEEN’s explosive line-up for PROJECT REALism!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEEN SOUNDS THE ALARM WITH AN EXPLOSIVE LINE-UP FOR PROJECT REALism, 

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT REALITY TELEVISION AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUNG WOMEN

CELEBRITY HOST AMANDA SEALES ALONG WITH REALITY TELEVISION STARS 

EMILY B, ADRIENNE BAILON, MEEKA CLAXTON, MASHONDA, ANDREA KELLY, SOMAYA REECE, YANDY SMITH, SABRINA THOMPSON AND MORE CONVENE FOR A NATIONAL SUMMIT TO DISCUSS REALITY TV AND HOW TO CREATE MORE BALANCE

NEW YORK, NY – August 14, 2012 – WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (WEEN) presents PROJECT REALism: An interactive summit to discuss reality television and its impact on young women. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City.

Confirmed speakers and panelists include: WEEN co-founders Valeisha Butterfield – Jones, Kristi Henderson and Sabrina Thompson, also the runner-up on CBS’ Survivor, celebrity host Amanda Seales, Emily B, Mashonda, Somaya Reece and Yandy Smith, all formerly of Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop, Adrienne Bailon of the Style Network’s Empire Girls, Andrea Kelly of Vh1’s Hollywood Exes, Meeka Claxton formerly of Vh1’s Basketball Wives, anti-domestic violence activist Sil Lai Abrams and others to be announced.

PROJECT REALism will discuss with reality stars, producers, and experts the makings of reality television programs, including casting and programming decisions. The program will also provide reality television producers and decision-makers a platform to hear directly from their fans, young women, on why they support reality television and suggestions on how to create more balance.

The program is focused on solutions. Immediately following the summit, next steps and action items will be published and announced. For tickets, please go to www.weenonline.org.  For press inquiries, please contact media@weenonline.org. Limited seating.

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Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)

Founded in 2007, the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network is a worldwide coalition of women and men, all ages and races, committed to supporting, promoting and defending the balanced, positive portrayal of women in entertainment and society.  Led by founders Valeisha Butterfield, Kristi Henderson, Lauren Lake and Sabrina Thompson, WEEN provides entertainment-based, educational programs for its members worldwide. For more information on WEEN and to become a member today, go to www.weenonline.org.

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