Music legend and human rights advocate Peter Gabriel will host the 7th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert for Witness, the international human rights organization on Thursday, November 10th at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC.

The event will feature performances by Rodrigo y Gabriela, David Crosby and Graham Nash, as well as other special guests.

The evening celebrates citizen activists from around the world who are fueling revolutionary change with the use of video, technology and social media. This past year saw incredible movements spreading across the Middle East and North Africa with the help of Facebook, YouTube, video and text messaging, as well as a rise of a new generation of young activists, who are tech savvy and hungry for social transformation.

This year, Witness highlights an inspiring partner, the Egyptian Democratic Academy (EDA), who focuses on using video and new media to rally the public to demand for a new constitution that ensures the protection of human rights and democratic values in Egypt. EDA is a non-profit youth organization that promotes values of freedom of opinion and expression, openness and political and religious tolerance.

WHEN: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 6:30 PM. Press must check-in by 6 PM.
WHERE: 
Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street (Between Broadway and 8th Ave.), New York City

More information can be found here.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest news

Angelina Jolie Speaks From Domiz Refugee Camp In Iraq

Angelina Jolie Speaks From Domiz Refugee Camp In Iraq Jun 19, 2018

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has spoken to journalists at Domiz refugee camp in Iraq. More
More news