Phriends – We can’t thank you enough for joining us at our first annual PHRE retreat on May 30th, 2020! We had many amazing conversations throughout the day, and over 100 people attended our public forum. We are so excited to continue moving this work forward and fight for racial equity in the scene and beyond.
If you missed it, you can watch our livestreams here:
As part of the retreat, we were asking folks to donate to Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, to fund their work helping people respond effectively to injustice – a cause has always been and remains urgent. As of the end of the livestream we had raised nearly $800 for their “Voting while Black” project. If you have not given yet, please consider donating here: bit.ly/ColorOfChangePHRE
And if you enjoyed the artists who played during our livestream – including Natalie Cressman, Hayley Jane, Jackie Venson, Neel Singh, Garrin Benfield, Gordon Sterling and Andy Greenberg – please tip them!! Their information is below:
- Natalie Cressman: Venmo: @natalie-cressman
- Hayley Jane Venmo: @hayley_jane Paypal: paypal.me/hayleyjanemusic
- Jackie Venson Venmo: @JackieVenson Paypal: Paypal.me/jackievenson
- Neel Singh Venmo @nrsingh40 PayPal paypal.me/nrsingh40
- Garrin Benfield Venmo: @Garrin-Benfield Paypal: paypal.me/GarrinBenfield
- Gordon Sterling Venmo: @Gordon-Sterling
- Andy Greenberg Venmo: @Andy-Greenberg-3
The timing of this retreat alongside protests in many major cities across the country demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade – along with the video of Amy Cooper attempting to get Christian Cooper killed by police in Central Park – is a reminder that this work is critical. We must address racism in this country and we must start in our homes and with each other. Please sign the petitions and join in local actions where you can:
We will share more information about our strategic plan and priorities for the rest of this year in the next few weeks so please reach out if you are moved to be involved with any of our projects!