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AMWA Joins #ConcertAcrossAmerica to Stop Gun Violence – Brooklyn, NY
September 30, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
On Sept 30, medical students, physicians, and community partners are throwing a first ever “VOTEKIDS” concert in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Learn what you can do to protect children from gun violence and other public health crises. Meet fellow New Yorkers passionate about social justice. Be part of the solution!
WHAT: #Concert Across America is happening in cities and towns from coast to coast to raise about gun violence, culminating in an event in Parkland
WHEN: Sunday, September 30th, 1:30PM to 4:30PM
WHO: ALL are welcome! Health and non-health professionals and partners.
WHERE: Muchmore’s in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Drink specials!
Get TICKETS here before they sell out!
About Concert Across America
This nationwide event brings together concerned citizens to remember victims of gun violence and to promote change. Seven children die every day from gun violence. This fall, we need to “VOTEKIDS” and elect legislators that will put kids over politics.
Who are we?
This “VOTEKIDS” event has been spearheaded by medical students and pediatric trainees of the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapters 2 & 3 in partnership with Doctors for America and the National Physicians Alliance. We are committed to ending the gun violence epidemic, child separation and other public health crisis affecting our country’s children and families.
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*All proceeds go to keeping children safer from gun violence.
Mobilize with Music!
The power of music to reach far and wide has fueled countless important movements. Here are the artists lending their voices to the voiceless. We have a great lineup of artists!
Bex White: Brings her soulful voice and folksy guitar playing to songs with their heart on their sleeve. We are honored to have Bex singing the inspiring Concert Across America anthem, “Shine,” written by Parkland shooting high school students.
Charlie Allenson: Honored as New Yorker of the Week for his work as a volunteer musical therapist doing bad jokes and rock ‘n roll for cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He conducts communications workshops using improv comedy techniques. Charlie’s niece Becca was shot to death in her dorm by her ex-boyfriend. Charlie uses music to motivate, heal and effect change.
Andrea Sears: A Brooklyn guitarist, a lyricist, and a vocalist. Her hope is that she can repay the gift of music that has helped her. “Through times no person, group of people, cat, dog or other sentient being ever could have managed. It is my oldest friend, my most intimate confidante and the hammer that lets me take on a world of nails.” Her breakout CD is “Talking to Myself.”
Kathryn Henderson: A film-maker and a musician. Her films have been featured in festivals around the world. Her music touches on social and environmental issues, the human experience and spirituality.
Christina Maida and Darcy Hargadon of Common Ground: Folk-rock band based on the lower east side of NYC. Christina is a guitarist with a soaring voice that captures audiences, and Darcy’s soulful harmonies are enriched by her virtuoso abilities on the viola. Together, they make a magical acoustic duo.