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Music in Action: A Concert

for Aid

Humanitarian Support for Gaza​

June 29, 2024 @ 2:00 PM

Riverside Church

490 Riverside Drive

New York, NY

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About

PROTESTRA is heartbroken by the suffering and staggering loss of life we continue to see in Gaza. As the devastating events of October 7 once again positioned a global microscope over Israel and Palestine, we have been horrified by the unnecessary violence that has occurred over not just the last few months, but several decades.

 

We don’t pretend to have a political solution; we urge political leaders and others with the power of influence to implement an immediate ceasefire and work to find a peaceful way forward that prioritizes human rights. Violence against any civilian—Palestinian, Israeli, Muslim, Jewish, Christian—is never acceptable.

 

We condemn the continued and disproportionate assaults that have left Gazans in a humanitarian crisis and believe that sending aid is urgent. We want to take action in a tangible way to support civilians caught in the crossfire and help alleviate suffering in any way we can.

 

On June 29, PROTESTRA held Music in Action: A Concert for Aid, a benefit concert to support organizations providing emergency relief to those affected in Gaza. Through the power of art and collective music-making, we came together as a community and recognized our shared humanity. We collaborated with The Brooklyn Nomads.

As an organization, we presented this concert with PROTESTRA’s core values of anti-discrimination and human rights at the forefront. If you have additional questions, please see our FAQ page.

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I? If not now, when?” - Hillel

Program

Performance by The Brooklyn Nomads
  - Led by Founder Hadi Eldebek

PROTESTRA performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5
  - Conducted by Founder and Music Director Michelle Rofrano

Charities

We donated all ticket proceeds from this concert directly to The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) and Anera (American Near East Refugee Aid), two 501(c)(3) charities working tirelessly to provide displaced civilians with crucial food and medical aid.

 

Join us in making a greater impact by donating to and/or sharing our crowdfunding campaign for these important organizations.

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