The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) will hold its VOICES annual benefit on Thursday May 11, 2017 at Gotham Hall at 1356 Broadway at 36th Street. To see images from last years event click here.

VOICES is our signature annual benefit highlighting our youth, their commentary on the world and our life changing programming. The event provides an opportunity for our supporters to celebrate Bro/Sis’ commitment to guiding our members to develop into critical thinkers and community leaders.

This special evening features an awards reception, a silent auction, and words & performances by our youth members and alumni.

To view photos of past Voices Gala event click here


Carrie Mae WeemsArtist

Event Co-Chairs

Rahsan-Rahsan LindsayCo-Chair, Board of Directors, Bro/Sis

Clara MarkowiczCo-Chair, Board of Directors, Bro/Sis

Fundraising Chairs

Michael J. O’Brien*
Michelle Ores
Charles N. Schorin

Fundraising Vice Chair

Tiffany R. Warren*

Coordinating Committee

Paul Butler*
Ross Haime*
Khary Lazarre-White
Terence Winter*

Benefit Committee

Ernest Boyd
Rabbi Rachel Cowan*
Stephen C. Graham*
B. Alan Echtenkamp*
Marcy Grau
Farah Griffin*
Carol Joseph
Emma Kerins
James Krauskopf*
Rashida La Lande*
Jane Lazarre*
Kristi McCombe
Jon Moscow*
Pedro A. Noguera*
Constance Oehmler
Lisa Schultz*
Catherine Shimony*
Andrietta Sims*
Yokasta Tineo*
Nicole G. Valentine*
Reverend John Vaughn*
Miguel Vias
Douglas H. White*
Carine Williams
Lisa Wolfe

* Bro/Sis Board of Directors Member

Carrie Mae Weems


Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture— both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.

In a recent review of her retrospective in the New York Times, Holland Cotter wrote, “Ms. Weems is what she has always been, a superb image maker and a moral force, focused and irrepressible.” Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frist Center for Visual Art, Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, Spain.

Weems has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships including the prestigious Prix de Roma, The National Endowment of the Arts, the Alpert, the Anonymous was a Woman and the Tiffany Awards. In 2012, Weems was presented with one of the first US Department of State’s Medals of Arts in recognition for her commitment to the State Department’s Art in Embassies program.

In 2013 Weems received the MacArthur “Genius” grant as well as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Since she has also received the BET Honors Visual Artist award, the Lucie Award for Fine Art photography, the ICP Spotlights Award from the International Center of Photography, the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University, the Distinguished Feminist Award from the College Arts Association, and the National Artist Award from Anderson Ranch.

Ever invested in social causes, Weems also serves on the board of several institutions including People for the American Way, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Art21, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Gifford Foundation.

She is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Weems has been represented by Jack Shainman Gallery since 2008.

Video: Voices 11 / Celebrating 20 Years