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Andromeda’s Sisters Part II: Advocacy for The Neo-Political Cowgirls
September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm$30 – $250
Andromeda’s Sisters : An Arts and Advocacy Forum in Two Parts , presents Part Two: Advocacy, remotely via Zoom on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. The event is an opportunity for not-for-profit social justice organizations and leaders to speak about their work; for audiences to network and get engaged in advocacy; and for not-for-profit organizations to reach new supporters.
Andromeda Sisters is an annual fundraiser for the dance theater company, The Neo-Political Cowgirls, an organization created for women in theater to help increase the female voice in the narrative of our society’s stories. This remote event splits all proceeds between the three organizations- Integrity First For America, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ Arts Education arm, Making Space. Tickets are $30 for the event and special sponsor level tickets to access the break away chat room with Roberta Kaplan and Amy Spitalnick are $250 and the first 10 sponsor donors receive a copy of Kerry Kennedy’s coffee table book Speak Truth To Power.
The September 3 event is co-produced by Richard Salomon, founder and CEO of Vantage Point Consultants, and co-founder and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Illinois Holocaust Museum. The first portion of the evening will be a conversation with Integrity First For America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and attorney Roberta Kaplan about IFA’s landmark lawsuit against the two dozen neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and hate groups responsible for the August 2017 Charlottesville violence . The trial is scheduled for this fall. Roberta Kaplan also co-founded the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and is an adjunct professor of law at Columbia University Law School. Journalist Dahlia Lithwick will be moderating the conversation.
During intermission attendees purchasing the sponsorship level ticket will have a chance to be in a break away chat room with Roberta Kaplan and Amy Spitalnick.
The second portion will feature Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, as she speaks about the organization’s tireless work pursuing equality and social justice at home and around the world.
Recent work by the organization includes a partnership with activist and professional football player Colin Kaepernick to fight for criminal justice reform; extensive tracking and analysis to help eradicate the increasing “forcible disappearances” of citizens in Venezuela; and helping students learn about the right to health during a global pandemic in its Speak Truth To Power educational program.
Following Kerry Kennedy’s comments, noted artists and performers including Bob Balaban and Catherine Curtin will read from Ms. Kennedy’s powerful human rights book Speak Truth To Power .
Tickets for Andromeda’s Sisters will be tiered from $30 to $250, providing access to audiences from all walks of life. For tickets or more information, please visit www.npcowgirls.org.
Andromeda’s Sisters is proudly sponsored by Jackie Lowey of Saunders and Associates, Melissa Cohn of Raveis Mortgage, Quinn Jackson and Julie Sigler Baum of East End Acupuncture.