For Immediate Release:
Contact: Susan Lerner
September 8, 2011
1,000 Expected at Concert and Vigil to Commemorate September 11th Anniversary, Celebrate New York's Diversity
Broad New York Coalition that Shifted Conversation around Park 51 Calls for Tolerance, Unity
Contact: Susan Lerner, New York Neighbors for American Values, SLerner@commoncause.org, (917) 670-5670
Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union, JCarnig@nyclu.org, (212) 607-3363
David Lerner or Sahil Bhatia, Riptide Communications, DLerner@riptideonline.com, (212) 260-5000
Concert and Vigil on Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
New York, September 8, 2011- Tonight, September 8th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the corner of Church Street, and Park Place in downtown Manhattan, New York Neighbors for American Values, a non-partisan coalition of more than 130 prominent civic, religious, interfaith, civil liberties and civil rights organizations will host "Our Diversity Is Our Strength: Standing Together 10 Years Later," a commemorative concert and vigil that celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of New York.
The event will feature music by Oran Etkin's Kelenia Project and The Raskol Khan, Poetry by Tahani Salah, and prominent speakers from local organizations.
COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT AND VIGIL:
WHAT:"Our Diversity Is Our Strength: Standing Together 10 Years Later," Commemorative Concert and Vigil
WHO:Confirmed Performances: Music by Oran Etkins' Keleniya Project , The Raskol Khan, and Poetry by Tahani Salah Confirmed Speakers: Debbie Almontaser (Muslim Consultative Network), Andre DeShields (Delivered acclaimed performances on Broadway in weeks following attacks), Bhairavi Desai (Taxi Workers Alliance), Lea Geronimo (Beyond Ground Zero Network), and Donna Lieberman (New York Civil Liberties Union)
WHEN: September 8, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE:Corner of Church Street and Park Place
New York Neighbors for American Values is a coalition of more than 130 organizations that embraces the core American values of religious freedom, diversity and equality. For more information please visit: http://nyneighbors.org/
Office: Common Cause New York
Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.