Friday, April 23, 2010

Kick-off of the first ever Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival

Come on out!
Kick-off of the Festival TODAY, 5:30-7pm

on Ellsworth Ave...Silver Spring, MD

Featured artists at the grand opening are: MEM Music (New York), Sarah Rice (MTV star), Tara Bracco of Poetic People Power (New York) and Steve Connell (L.A.), performing the world premiere of his spoken word piece commissioned by Norman Lear and created especially for the Art Festival.

Other speakers and local leaders will join them onstage. Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, State Senator Jamie Raskin , County Councilman Marc Elrich AND County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin will represent the local and national political leaders who have leant their name to the project.  Folabi Olagbaju, Director of the Amnesty International Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Festival Participant Angie Rose (Founder of PAVE, and Art Festival creator and producer Tom Block will round out the program.

Thomas Block
Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival
Telephone: 240.305.6742
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