Although the company only launched in June of 2014
, Deep Blu Womyn Company has already provided services for a variety of clients including Councilwoman Cindy Bass, State Representative Stephen Kinsey, The Black Writer’s Museum, The Illadelph Allstars, Kindred the Family Soul, The Coalition Against Mass Incarceration, Black Men Eliminating Negativity, The Kelly Green Project and Hansberry Garden, Friends of Vernon Park, Bennington College, Showroom Furniture and Collectibles, Nicetown CDC, Gtown Restoration CDC, Allegheny West, Bringing Everybody Together, Third Floor Media, and SOL.
Through our work we have raised over $20k in funds to redevelop the grounds of a local elementary school, developed a scholarship program which provided the first ever $5000 scholarship to a grad student of color to Bennington College’s Master of Fine Arts Writing Program, provided guidance, direction and branding services to several new organizations and campaigns, and produced free events that serviced thousands from a range of backgrounds, predominantly in Philadelphia. Attendees ranged in ages from infancy to seniors, included every race represented in Philadelphia, various religious backgrounds and a variety of mental capacities. We coordinated volunteers at every event, including high school students, adults and seniors.
A Sampling of Projects
Below are images of and details about a few of the client projects we’ve worked on.
Showroom Furniture and Collectibles
Business Card Front and Back
From the time Showroom Furniture and Collectibles was a concept, Deep Blu Womyn Company provided business development support, oversaw the development of the corporate brand, and connected the business to it’s local and hyperlocal community as well as to city and organizational resources. We provide ongoing support for marketing strategies, business development, promotions, events, and branding.
8th Councilmatic District Summer Events
Seven Event Cross Promotional Brochure
During the summer of 2014 Councilwoman Cindy Bass and State Representative Stephen Kinsey partnered with community organizations to produce a series of summer events. DBW developed the brochure cross promoting the events and managed volunteers who 1) supported the organizers and 2) serviced participants at each event. We supported seven events over twelve weeks, servicing thousands of attendees. Weekly events included 2 jazz nights, 4 movie nights, and Oldies in Vernon Park.
The Kelly Green Project
Fundraising Gala Flyer Front
Deep Blu Womyn Company provided direction to the Kelly Green Committee of Hansberry Garden regarding the development of a volunteer program at J. B. Kelly Public Elementary School. We drove marketing and fundraising for the community plan to redevelop the playground and organized volunteer events to support an improved school culture.
On November 23, 2014, DBW Company provided direction, support, a master of ceremonies and entertainment for a most inspirational gala. The event raised $20,000 for the redevelopment of the school grounds at J. B. Kelly Public Elementary School. This collaborative effort included the partnership of Educators, Staff, Students and Parents of Kelly Elementary School, Hansberry Garden, the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, Germantown Friends School, and individuals and business from the local community, and of course, Deep Blu Womyn Company.
Learn more about this awesome project! Visit the website:
What Have You Done For Us Lately?
A collection of organizations held an event in advance of the 2014 General Election asking candidates about their stance regarding the issue and impact of mass incarceration. DBW Company developed the flyer for the event.
Learn more about this coalition! Visit them on the web:
The BLOC Party Rally
A coalition of organizations and concerned individuals led by The Center of Returning Citizens developed an event to launch the organization of returning citizens as a voting block – the BLOC Party. DBW Company developed the flyer and all promotional materials, the website, social media pages including facebook, twitter and a crowd funding campaign. DBW Company also managed most of the funds and coordinated the event development including planning and management, marketing and promotion, and volunteer management. See the bottom of the flyer (front and back) for a list of most of the partners.
Learn more about the work of The Center for Returning Citizens and the BLOC Party. Visit them online:
Countdown to Germantown Day
Flyer Front and Back for a Weekend of Events
(Weekend Developed with Flying Kite Media, Graphics by Flying Kite Media)
(Produced during the development of Deep Blu Womyn Company, which was launched the next year.)
Countdown to Germantown Day was held on April 6, 2013, exactly 6 months prior to the 330 year Anniversary of the founding of Germantown (October 6, 1683). This event served as a community gathering celebrating Germantown’s past, present, and future and was organized on behalf of the Friends of Vernon Park.
Countdown to G-Day modeled the power of unifying by bringing as many varied Germantown organizations together in its production. The event was free and open to the public, encouraging old and new residents, neighbors, children, history buffs and visitors to join in celebrating the rich history and positive future of Germantown.
Participants received a map of Historic Germantown, superimposed to scale all within the borders of Vernon Park. For example, the “Johnson House” tent was more north and west of the “Wyck” tent in the Park. Historic sites and items of interest were noted, and visitors walked through history without leaving the Park’s borders. Historic sites each had tents and tables set up, with representatives sharing artifacts, storytelling, myth-busting, information and anything else with visitors. The goal was to engage and educate visitors and instill senses of pride for and stewardship of Germantown, celebrate our many historic sites and their legacies, and inspire participants to visit the sites individually in order to get a “full experience” of each place and how it ties into the whole.
This event succeeded because of the collaboration with Historic Germantown and other community organizations, local artists, such as painters, photographers and musicians, and local businesses. In addition to representation of the Historic Sites, there were tents with children’s activities, performing arts, video and photographic recording of community members and an area where the event’s visitors labeled photographs of local lots and vacant buildings with their ideas about what these spaces could become that would make a positive impact on Germantown. This last idea was inspired by Candy Chang’s conceptual art/urban planning initiatives in New Orleans and around the world, where residents are given creative ways to voice their vision for their neighborhoods.
Learn more about Friends of Vernon Park, the lead organization for this project: