Making Lemonade in New York City

As co-host of CitizenGulf NYC on 8/25, I am thrilled to welcome Erik Proulx (@eproulx on Twitter), executive producer of Lemonade as our guest speaker. Lemonade is an inspirational film about 16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling, encouraging people to listen to that little voice inside their head that asks, “What if?”

For an event that’s dedicated to educating the children of fishing families so they can find a new way of life (via Catholic Charities of New Orleans), this is the right speaker! What do people who were once paid for a living do when they’re laid off or see their career reduced by an event like the oil spill? Hopefully, they get creative with their own lives.

Fitting a nonprofit type of event, all resources for Lemonade were donated. From cameras to lights to flights, this is a project by and for those who have been affected by unemployment.

We will be screening the 30 minute movie in a second room at the Pour House. If you are in my network and in New York City on August 25th, I hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an inspirational evening about, “What if?” and doing good for the Gulf. Register today.