Rock For Refugees

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International Institute of Minnesota says
Today 1 in 122 people have been forced from their homes by violence. The Syrian refugee crisis alone has created more than 4 million refugees, the Dadaab refugee camp of Somali refugees is the third largest city in Kenya, and the Karen people of Burma have been living in refugee camps along the Thai border for more than 20 years. These refugees, along with countless others from Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Congo (to name a few), cannot go home because their governments are systematically persecuting them. Refugees have chosen an uncertain future over certain death. Their suffering cannot be ignored.

We have put together this benefit for refugees to send a message to those that deny our common humanity and would turn these people away. We are willing to welcome these strangers into our community, to offer them a future. We are making a statement and changing the discourse.

For you musical enjoyment so far we have:

Grant Hart
The Magnolias
The Black Widows
Blood Cookie
The Silent Treatment (new Keely Lane band)
Andra Suchy (heard on A Prairie Home Companion)
The Hillions (new: Jennifer Markey's band)
Rearranging the Furniture

Tickets available at the door or here:

Proceeds will go to the International Institute of Minnesota, which is one of the five refugee resettlement agencies that welcome refugees to our state. The Institute helps refugees and survivors of human trafficking find housing, enroll in public benefits, access healthcare, enroll in school and English classes, and find jobs.
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By: International Institute of Minnesota

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