We want to say thanks to our friends in upstate New York who staged a musical benefit for Free the Slaves back in December. Adam Roufberg and Evan Stormo pulled together seven bands for a night to create awareness that slavery still exists and that Free the Slaves has a strategy to end it.
“In a small, progressive, college town like New Paltz, getting musicians, organizational help, and support is pretty easy to do,” Adam says. “The spirit of the community and the essence of compassion flows deep and wide in this town.”
To build even more awareness, Adam invited Free the Slaves staffer Terry FitzPatrick to appear on Radio Active Lunch, Adam’s discussion program on Vassar University community radio station WVKR.
Thanks to the bands: Ratboy; We Must Be; Johnny Monster Band; Los Doggies; Radio Active Lunch Freestyle Orchestra; The Sheltering Sky; and Its Not Night, Its Space. And thanks to the many volunteers who helped make the event a success. They raised more than $400 to help Free the Slaves!