1,000 Expected at Concert and Vigil to Commemorate September 11th Anniversary, Celebrate New York’s Diversity

1,000 Expected at Concert and Vigil to Commemorate September 11th Anniversary, Celebrate New York's Diversity

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Susan Lerner

September 8, 2011

212-691-6421

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/