Sunday, August 23, 2009

Artists United For Human Rights (Buffalo, NY)

On October 4, 2009, aboard the USS Little Rock, Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, musicians and artists combine forces to support human rights. From 12n-7pm Sunday, this festival features non-stop live music, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, Buffalo Indie Market, Nomad Magazine, Artfully Aware, artists and business selling their wares with directors of task forces and organizations that support human rights. This all day event is free and open to the public in direct support of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Prevent Child Abuse NY (Citizens Task Force on Child Abuse & Neglect of Buffalo) and Maiti Nepal (ATSEC).



From Prevent Child Abuse New York:

“Buffalo musicians and artists are proving to be strong advocates for children,” said Christine Deyss, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse New York. “With our colleagues from the Citizen’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, we are tremendously excited and grateful for their coming together to help prevent child abuse and victimization.”

FROM Maiti Nepal

"My colleagues and myself at ATSEC Nepal think you are doing a great job and HATS Off to your enthusiasm. You [the artists and musicians] have given an emotional and a personal touch to the cause, which I think is truly commendable.", said Sabin Gurung, from ATSEC. Ms. Anuradha Koirala, founder and director of Maiti Nepal added, ""They [women and children] are working to help their sisters and they know the horror of the victims." "Society rejects me and my girls, but they are the most important thing in my life."

The Artists:

Noa Bursie, Emile Latimer, Lance Diamond, The BloodThirsty Vegans, Joni Russ, Van Taylor Project (AFE-USO), Rob Falgiano, Gruvology, Derek McKeith (NYC), Joyce Wilson Nixon Band and Free Henry!

Artists & Installations:
Artfully Aware (International), Nomad Magazine Community Painting Project (local), Buffalo Indie Market (local), and Poet Tree Magazine (International.)

FREE music, artwork from diverse cultures and genres, and the Naval and Military Park with two organizations that assist OUR children. October is National Prevention of Violence Month, event is between International Day of Non-Violence (Mahatma Gandhi), and Day of Unity Against Domestic Violence.

Support your city, your state, your country, your world. Become a part of the beginning of positive global change beginning in Buffalo, New York on October 4. Work to build the world we want to live in. All you have to do is attend.

All artists are donating 20% of their sales to both organizations and the musicians are playing for free to support the cause. Help us help others.

Artists United For Human Rights © is a registered project under President Barack Obama's Serve.Gov, Million Voices Campaign and The World March for Peace and Non-Violence.

The Coordination Team:

The Naval and Military Park, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, International Justice Mission, Van Taylor Production, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Think Twice Radio, Artfully Aware, Buffalo Indie Market, Nomad Magazine, Poet Tree Magazine, Noa Bursie and Susan Marie.

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For sponsorship/donations/volunteers/press:

Susan Marie Public Relations

Van Taylor
Noa Bursie
New York USA 2009