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Sat, Jun 24


Purcell Friendship Hall

The 2nd Annual Layers of Black History Gala

The night will include: a buffet style dinner, raffle prizes, an open bar, live musical & art performances, and more! Join us for a gala experience unlike anything you have witnessed before!

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The 2nd Annual Layers of Black History Gala
The 2nd Annual Layers of Black History Gala

Time & Location

Jun 24, 2023, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Purcell Friendship Hall, 107 McCorkel Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, USA


About the event

The Inaugural Layers of Black History Gala took place in 2022 with the intention to donate 75 books written by Black or Brown authors to the local community in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. This stemmed from Corey Dupree, a co-founder of the Layers of Black History Gala, desire for literary representation to be prevalent in his children's school district. In less than 45 days, we were able to surpass that number and gather over 500 books for local youth — all of which were donated and purchased by sponsors, supporters, and attendees of the event.

In 2023, the 2nd Annual Layers of Black History Gala team is looking to further support the mission of developing and implementing initiatives that serve the community, promote representation, and deliver educational resources to underserved populations. Our objective for the 2nd Annual Layers of Black History Gala is to raise funds to provide another 500 books to communities and organizations, and to fund 10 scholarships that will provide educational support for social and recreational activities for individuals.

Join us for an unforgettable night of networking, music, amazing food, live art experiences, and so much more. You do not want to miss out!


  • Gen. Admission (5:00-10pm)

    This General Admission ticket will include: - Access to the 2nd Annual Layers of Black History Gala beginning at 5:00 pm. - An open bar - Buffett style dinner - Door and raffle prizes - Live musical and art performances - DJ hosted dance party - Red carpet photo experience - Much more!

    +$3.13 service fee
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  • Donation

    I can't attend, but would like to make a donation to purchase books and create scholarships!

    Pay what you want
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