2/1: Philippines Benefit and Climate Change Awareness Event
We Are Music will be presenting a one evening festival of events with 100% of ticket proceeds to benefit rebuilding efforts in the Philippines post-Typhoon Haiyan. The event will be held on Saturday, 2/1, from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight at Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville, a 40,000 sq ft indoor climbing facility and community co-work space at 12A Tyler St. in Somerville, Mass.
Tickets available here.
This very special evening will bring together celebrated national and local musical talent, acclaimed scientists, & activists, policy-makers, non-profits, sustainability-oriented companies, installation artists and a host of celebrated New England beverage and food brands.
The event will commence with a lively panel discussion about building a broad youth movement to confront climate change. Featured speakers on the panel include: Michael Mann, creator of the famous Hockey Stick Graph and author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, and American climatologist and geophysicist and currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State. Jack Healey, called "Mr. Human Rights" by U.S. News and World Report, whose entire career has been focused on inspiring the world’s youth to support non-violent activism that would push back oppressive governments and societies. A former twelve year head of Amnesty International, Jack now heads the Washington, D.C. based, Human Rights Action Center. Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org who work in almost every country in the world on campaigns like fighting coal power plants in India, stopping the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S, and divesting public institutions everywhere from fossil fuels. Boston Globe called him "probably the nation's leading environmentalist" in 2010. A ten minute statement to RightNow! will be screened via Skype during the event.
Brooklyn-based live disco band Escort and celebrated producer Juan Maclean will headline the musical portion of the evening. Escort were voted #40 album of 2012 in Rolling Stone and The New York Post and Time Out NYC both described Escort as the "city's best live band.” Juan Maclean, a seminal artist on James Murphy’s DFA label is known for his epic remixes and pure house productions. Also appearing are Bearstronaut, voted “Best Electronic Act Of 2012” at the Boston Music Awards, will also be bringing their signature sound to the RightNow! stage. And beantown favorite Kon, who was once described by Boston peers Soul Clap as: “the best Disco/Funk/Soul/Boogie DJ in the world,” will spin one of his legendary sets.
The evening will feature some of the finest beer and spirit brands represented in the Northeast. Attendees to the panel portion of the evening’s program will also enjoy an open oyster bar while supplies last. Somerville-based energy start-up incubator Greentown Labs will be providing tours of their facility in the adjoining building at Ames Industrial Park for a donation to the evening’s fundraising efforts.