ANI, BRUCE HORNSBY, JOHN POPPER AND JOE HENRY COME TOGETHER FOR "AN EVENING OF MUSIC FOR REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM" CELEBRATING THE 29TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC ROE V. WADE DECISIONCreated: 07/02/12 Created: 12/21/2001
Ani DiFranco, Bruce Hornsby, John Popper and Joe Henry will perform at a special benefit concert for the Voters For Choice Action Fund and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan on Saturday, January 19, at 8:00 PM at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The evening will be hosted by Gloria Steinem. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 22 at 10:00 AM. Order by phone at 202.432.SEAT, or at www.ticketmaster.com. Reserved seats are $35.00 (convenience fees may apply). Tickets will also be available at the Lisner Box Office, where special student discounted tickets will be sold. For Lisner Auditorium Box Office information, call 202.994.1500. For special Golden and Silver Circle seats, including a post-show artist reception hosted by Gloria Steinem, call 202.944.5080, or visit www.voters4choice.org or www.guacfund.com. Proceeds from the "Evening of Music for Reproductive Freedom" will go to the Voters For Choice Action Fund and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). The Voters For Choice Action Fund trains and educates pro-choice candidates and elected officials across the country about the importance of reproductive choice, defending the ongoing threats to our reproductive freedom on the Hill and in the White House. RAWA was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. Since 1992, the focus of RAWA's political struggle has been against the Taliban's criminal policies and atrocities against the people of Afghanistan. Specifically, RAWA is battling the incredibly chauvinistic and anti-woman orientation of this government. As Afghanistan finds itself strangled within the grip of religious fundamentalism of all shades, human rights across the nation are being grossly violated. RAWA's hope is to see a government in Afghanistan based on democratic values and that ensures freedom of thought, religion and political expression while safeguarding women's rights. "There is no democracy without women's equality," said Steinem. "This concert shows that we stand with our Afghan sisters." For more info on Voters For Choice, head on over to www.voters4choice.com. For more on RAWA, go to www.rawa.org.