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CHANGEMAKERS CENTER FUNDRAISER! JUNE 18, 2016

Join us at a Santa Monica home on June 18th for delicious vegan food from Chef Rawsheed, inspiring speakers, enchanting music, and a silent auction to benefit the Changemakers Center.

The Changemakers Center is a social justice center started by Prabhat Gautam that will host events 7 days a week, including documentary screenings, celebrity charity interviews, art events, vegan cooking classes, lectures, anti-bullying workshops, media trainings, and fundraisers for non-profits.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/254670891564848/

EVENT PROGRAM
5pm VIP Reception and Dinner by Chef Rawsheed
7pm General Public Arrival
7:30pm Speakers and Music
Prabhat Gautam (Animal Advocacy Museum) – How the Changemakers Center will transform lives.
Dita de Leon (Philanthropist/Celebrity) – Why helping the homeless matters to her.
Andy Dick (Actor) – Talks about his battle with sobriety.
Amy Jean Davis (American Idol) Will sing along with guitarist Johnny Ceravolo.
Justin Earl Ballard (Technology Inventor/Worldchanger) – How health science and positive thinking saved his life.
Alexia Anastasio (Visionary/Filmmaker) – How to go from dreamer to achiever.
Star (Activist) – Singing songs that uplift and inspire.
Jane Velez-Mitchell (Celebrity Justice) – Launching Jane Unchained and creating the next generation of citizen journalists.
Chef Rawsheed – Launching his new vegan food product line.
Bonnie-Jill Laflin (ESPN) – Hounds and Heroes and how it has transformed the lives of soldiers and dogs.
Katie Cleary (America’s Next Top Model) – How World Animal News is bringing animal advocacy stories to people through social media.
Chris Nash & Jenny Shutak – Playing original blues-rock.

TICKETS
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
$100 VIP Reception and Dinner
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$50 General Admission
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DONATE If you can’t attend and want to help launch the Changemakers Center, you can donate here.
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Pictures from Positive Television’s “Celebrities Give Back” Talk Series
(February, 2016)




“CELEBRITIES GIVE BACK” AT THE COLONY THEATRE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

How To Inspire & Empower The Next Generation of Changemakers

As part of “Celebrities Give Back,” Positive Television brings you thoughtful and inspiring conversations with celebrities about the causes, charities, and issues that matter to them.

* Ellie Laks – Founder of Gentle Barn
Her animal sanctuary helps special needs and abused children while simultaneously helping farm animals.
www.GentleBarn.org

* Peter Samuelson – Founder of First Star
His long history as a philanthropist and innovator has revolutionized the non-profit world. First Star gives foster children a chance to go to college through their mentorship throughout high school.
www.FirstStar.org

*Jim Greenbaum – Founder of Greenbaum Foundation
He has a reputation as a leader in the philanthropic world and as a true visionary in creating and choosing projects that will are involved in large-scale change.
www.GreenbaumFoundation.org

* Bob Ingersoll – Project Nim
Primatologist who taught sign language to a chimpanzee named Nim Chimpsky had an eye opening experience with Nim that would change his life forever.

* Moderated by Prabhat Gautam – Founder of Positive Television
Prabhat is a key connector in the non-profit and media world in L.A. and has been at the center of the vegan revolution.
www.PositiveTelevision.org

SPONSORS Include:
Open Eyes Foundation
Vegfest LA
World Animal News
Peace 4 Animals
Plant Power Fast Food
Animal Advocacy Museum
AlexiaAnastasio.com
Coco-Jack
PG Ware
Veggie Grill
Positive Television
Vogue Vegan
Fresh Juice Party
CharlotteCressey.com
Tree Kisser
Tony’s Circus
Tofurky
Jane Unchained
Vegan Revolution (For The Animals, For The Planet, For the Body)




TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Bill Cosby: Absolutely, 100%, Guilty (What Happens When Victims Speak Up to Institutions of Power)

As part of “Celebrities Give Back,” Positive Television brings you thoughtful and inspiring conversations from a wide range of celebrities about the causes and issues that matter to them.

Bill Cosby, Jerry Sandusky, OJ Simpson, some Catholic priests, some college campuses, and some millitary bases have been involved with participating in victimizing either children, women, or men. When the victims spoke up, they often weren’t believed by the insitutions of power and their cases were hidden from the public. This conversation won’t focus much on any one individual or nstitution and is really more focused on how to get instituitons of power to listen when crimes are being reported.

SPEAKERS
Charlotte Laws – Author of “Rebel in High Heels” who gaied national fame when she helped lead the prosecution of a webite that had naked photos of individuals without their concent.

Alexia Anastasio – Filmmaker, producer, actress, and coach. She has a long history in advocating for the rights of the GLBTQ community.

Chrystal Ferber – Undercover investigator who has been involved in animal advocacty and a wide range of social justice issues.

Moderated by Julia Orr
Julia Orr is a long time activist and PR expert. She has been on the frontlines of raising awareness about animal rights, human rights, and environemtnal issues.

Prior to the panel, we will have a conversation with:
Dave Shelton award winning film and television writer, cartoonist, musician and author with credits including Everybody Loves Raymond and National Lampoon. Dave will be interviewing Jacqueline Mackzie (American Idol) and her mom Liane Curtis (Sixteen Candles)

Blly McNamara (Copycat) & Andy Dick (Actor) will talk about their charitable involvement and their journey to find sobriety.

 

SPONSORS Include:
Open Eyes Foundation
Vegfest LA
World Animal News
Peace 4 Animals
Plant Power Fast Food
Animal Advocacy Museum
AlexiaAnastasio.com
Coco-Jack
PG Ware
Veggie Grill
Positive Television
Vogue Vegan
Fresh Juice Party
CharlotteCressey.com
Tree Kisser
Tony’s Circus
Tofurky
Jane Unchained
Vegan Revolution (For The Animals, For The Planet, For the Body)




 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Discovering the Real “You”

Introduction by Cortney Palm (Zombeavers)
Melissa Breslow (Open Eyes Foundation)
Prabhat Gautam (Positive Television)
Jeffrey Harris (Plant Power Fast Food)

8pm – Taran Smith (Home Improvement) talks about how he takes a 3D printer into a country after a tsunami, earthquake, or other natural disaser and prints out the parts needed to actually rebuild that country.

8:20pm – Interview with Andy Dick & Bonnie-Jill Laflin
Andy Dick will participate in an interview with Bonnie-Jill Laflin where Andy will talk about his success in Hollywood, his very public battle with substance abuse and how this has impacted his life. Andy is known for being over the top, but this interview will show the full picture of this thoughtful, reflective individual who truly cares about people, animals, and the world around him.

8:40pm – Debra Wilson “You”
Debra Wilson, best known for her work on MAD TV, will participate in a conversation with the audience entitled “You.” Her focus is helping each person be the best you that you can be.

 

Sponsors Include:
Open Eyes Foundation
Vegfest LA
World Animal News
Peace 4 Animals
Plant Power Fast Food
Animal Advocacy Museum
Coco-Jack
PG Ware
Veggie Grill
Positive Television
Vogue Vegan
Fresh Juice Party
Tree Kisser
Tony’s Circus
Tofurky
Jane Unchained
Vegan Revolution (For The Animals, For The Planet, For the Body)




 CELEBRITIES GIVE BACK at THE COLONY THEATRE  

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 

During the Celebrities Give Back event, come and meet your favorite celebrity activists. Hear them talk about their favorite causes and charities and share about the issues that matter to them. This is a great opportunity to interact with the people we have admired and watched on t.v.

Panel Discussion at 8pm
How to Spread an Activist Message in our Modern Media Age
* Shaun Monson (Unity & Earthlings)
* Mark Devries (Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms)
* Katie Cleary (World Animal News)
* Ted Braun (Darfur Now)
* Simone Reyes (Director of Television Development at Def Pictures)

Moby Interview with Lisa Bloom at 8:45pm
Singer, DJ, and Little Pine Restaurant Owner, Moby will dicuss his journey to become an activist during this conversation with attorney, activist, and television personality Lisa Bloom

Celebrities Attending Include:
Andy Dick (Actor)
Debra Wilson (Mad TV)
Katie Cleary (America’s Next Top Model)
Jane Velez-Mitchell (Celebrity Justice)
Simone Reyes (Rush Communications)
Bonnie-Jill Laflin (ESPN)
Lisa Bloom (CNN)
Shira Scott Astrof (The Office)
Amy Jean Davis (American Idol)
Mark Devries (Speciesism: The Movie and Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms)
Moby

 

Sponsors Include:
Open Eyes FoundationVegfest LA, World Animal News, Peace 4 Animals, Animal Advocacy Museum, Coco-Jack, PG WareVeggie GrillPositive Television, Vogue Vegan, Fresh Juice Party, Tofurky, Vegan Revolution (For The Animals, For The Planet, For the Body), Tony’s Circus




 

About Positive Television and its founder, Prabhat Gautam

prabhatThe Goal of Positive Television is to create a television network, which will generate publicity for the many groups already making positive change and to assist developing groups and individuals flourish. Prabhat’s belief is that there are already many positive things being done all around the world, so televising charity related programs and events should inspire more people to get involved. Prabhat has said, “People have a fascination with all aspects of celebrity life, so I wanted to create a network that focuses on the giving done by celebrities and use that celebrity power for the highest good.”

Positive Television will be a television network where viewers will tune in to watch entertaining celebrity fundraising events, which will inspire and help to shape this world for the better. We at Positive Television are driven with the passion to raise millions of dollars for charities and causes that are essential to the betterment of the people of this world. Positive Television is a concept that should have happened long ago, so with your help, we hope to finally broadcast the type of television that creates real social change.

He is deeply committed to making this network happen and feels that it can be a major tool for improving the lives of people around the world. He has assembled a staff of friends, family, and excited new friends that believe in this network. We at Positive Television believe that people who learn about the goals of this network will want to be involved and we hope you are as passionate about this idea as we are and you decide to get involved.

Positive Television intends to be a television network that promotes individuals, organizations, and events that are working to improve communities and lives throughout the world. Programming plans include sporting events, concerts, stand up comedy routines, dinners and roasts, fashion shows, game shows, and specials that will all donate their proceeds to social causes.

This network will show celebrity fundraising events that inspire the audience to want to gain more awareness and involvement with important issues. We hope to broadcast the many events that are already taking place around the world, therefore much of the programming is simply recording what is already being done and televising it. We do however also plan to create programming such as town halls after major events such as school shootings, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other tragedies to help everyone people voice their feelings and try to move forward as a community. Creating diverse yet quality programming is important to this network. We believe that this network will gain quite a following with the variety and positive nature of the programs. We expect Positive Television to be the first and most popular place for people to learn about philanthropy and volunteerism. Positive Television believes we should be positive, stay positive, and try to do something positive.

Here are some numbers that will illustrate that this network is not only good for the betterment of people, but good business:

Basic Cable Customers 72,111,560
U.S. Television Households 106,641,910
Cable U.S. T.V. Households 67.4%
Homes Passed by Cable 103,700,000
Cable Systems 9,947
Annual Cable Revenue $49.43 billion
Total Advertising Revenue $14.7 billion

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Prabhat Gautam, CEO

Prabhat has had a strong desire to be involved in issues such as world hunger, homelessness, finding cures to diseases, promoting organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation, and building hospitals in under-developed countries. He spent much of his time in college volunteering with a local community television station and produced and hosted programs that worked to raise awareness about issues that matter to young adults.

Prabhat has since continued his commitment to volunteerism with his work with the Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence, Doctors Without Borders, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, Giving Back Fund, Salvation Army, Project Angel Food, ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, AmeriCorps, Dream Center, PETA, Humane Society of the United States, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Children’s Wish Foundation. When asked about his volunteerism, he says, “Each experience has been rewarding, but I know I need to do so much more.” His desire is to create something that will highlight the good that is going on in the world with the hope that more people will get involved in making even greater good happen.

Prabhat has believed in volunteering his time and working to promote charities since he was a youngster in Oklahoma. In 1993, his father died from a heart attack at the age of 49. Prabhat was only 16 years old and this loss took him on a journey where he would be consumed with trying to figure out ways to eliminate preventable death. In 2001, Prabhat was given the honor of donating bone marrow to a 16 year old girl named Anka, who had Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Sadly, she would die one year later, but her life and death would become the focus of Prabhat’s life’s work. Two months after the loss of Anka, Prabhat experiences loss again with the death of Rachel, an 18 year old child whose wish he worked on as a Make A Wish Foundation volunteer. The losses of Rachel and Anka still motivate him to work towards finding a cure for cancer and all other causes of premature death.

In September of 2001, Prabhat was visiting his sister in New York and was scheduled to fly back to Los Angles on September 11, 2001. He often tells a story about what it is like to see that city for the first time during that trip and within a couple days seeing a city that is completely devastated. Prabhat felt great sadness for all those who lost their lives that day and says that he can’ t ever go forward without looking back and realizing how lucky he was and now he has a responsibility to use his life to help everyone he possibly can.

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What People are Saying about Positive Television and Prabhat Gautam:

As you know firsthand, the Annual Meeting is a unique experience that makes a tangible, positive impact on our world. I appreciate the hours and hard work you contributed to help us organize a successful event. I am grateful for your dedication to our mission.

Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

Animal Acres, and our farmed animal friends, are clucking, honking, mooing, and cheering for Positive Television and Prabhat Gautam’s tremendous efforts and personal action in important issues…

Lorri Houston, Founder of Animal Acres and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary

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