I Heard We Got Some Nice Sun This Week, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from eviloars’ photostream

The Stand Up Now (SUN) Network is a group of youth, parents, organizations and professionals who try to make a difference in the community. It seeks to increase youth participation in issues involving Community Service, Environmental Stewardship, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Violence, Poverty & Hunger, Rights & Justice, Education / Career Development, Family Support, Media Justice, and Arts & Entertainment. Stand Up Now was originally supported by the Heinz Endowment and The Sprout Fund. One project of the Stand Up Now Network is the S.U.N. TV Show. This seasonal, youth-focused series is designed to be educational and informational in the areas of Social Responsibility, Healthy Lifestyles, Youth Development, and Media Literacy.

On Saturday April 21, 2012 the Stand Up Now Network and the Royal Tribe Music arts organization will present a VIP Premiere Screening of the S.U.N. TV Show’s first episode. Youth cast for the series come from the South Side, the Hill District and many other areas in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Cast members will speak about their 2012 media project and their need for mentors in the media and other professions. All adult professionals are welcome to participate as Stand Up Now is actively creating a broad network of mentors. In addition to members of Royal Tribe Music and the Stand Up Now Network, The Soul Pitt Media and Pittsburgh City Councilors will attend the premiere. Councilman Bill Peduto will talk about the importance of young people taking an active role in shaping their communities.

SUN TV Show Studio Production, from Stand Up Now Facebook album

From their press release:

All guests should arrive at 6pm sharp for the “Meet and Greet Reception”. At 7pm the “Film Episode”will be viewed. There will be a “Q & A” around 8pm followed by “Post-Entertainment” at 9pm by local unsigned area artists. Free Food & Desserts will be provided. A CHINESE AUCTION will be held throughout the evening. A Private Cash Bar will be available for the adults ($3 Specials All Evening). Dress code is Smart / Formal or “Sophisticated Funky Hipster”. To RSVP or for more information contact Kent Bey standupnownetwork@gmail.com or by calling 412-596-3785

Also, if you can volunteer at the event (assist with set up, serve food, help with auction, provide monetary/food donations, etc.), please contact Kent Bey.

The event page on Facebook is here.

SUN TV Show Exclusive Premiere Screening
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 6:00 PM
Where: “The Hide Out” Banquet Hall & Lounge, 45 Bates Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213 [Oakland: Off of 2nd Avenue and Parkway Exit 73A / Near Hotmetal Street Bridge] (map)
Cost: A $10 minimum “free will offering” would be greatly appreciated
Parking: Free, in the rear of building
RSVP: Kent Bey: standupnownetwork@gmail.com , 412-596-3785