4:00 – 5:30 pm | Ticket range is $20 – $30
“Because We All Belong,” an afternoon of music, dance and storytelling will benefit the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network. The event will feature the internationally acclaimed non-profit dance and music troupe the Vanaver Caravan Musicians; singer/activist Amy Fradon; local singer/songwriter Tai Burnette, who has opened for Alison Krauss and John Hiatt; singer/songwriter/ guitarist John DeRosalia, whose music ranges from soul and rock to jazz and blues; and storyteller, poet, playwright and musician David Gonzalez. A cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department, Gonzalez is the recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence.
The Ulster Immigrant Defense Network (UIDN) is a grassroots, all-volunteer coalition formed by concerned residents and local faith communities to provide a network of safety and support to immigrants regardless of status. UIDN assists immigrants with “know-your-rights” information; referrals to legal support and social services; bilingual helpline; community education and advocacy; safe spaces and sanctuary; clothing, household goods and emergency financial aid; rapid response to ICE actions and transportation and accompaniment for health care and school-related appointments, court appearances, ICE check-ins, and other official meetings.
Contributions to UIDN are tax deductible when made by check through UIDN’s fiscal sponsor, Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church with UIDN in the memo. If you can’t attend but would like to contribute, you can do so online at https://ulsterimmigrantdefensenetwork.org/get-involved/donate/.