FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Katrina Anniversary Concert Thursday Night NYC
WASHINGTON - August 21 -
-- Katrina Anniversary Concert Thursday Night NYC
-- Rosie Perez, Moby, The Roots, Julia Stiles, Ned Lamont Join Katrina Evacuees on Anniversary
-- New Book Launched: "It Takes a Nation" Celebrates How 30,000 Evacuees Were Housed by Everyday People
ALL PROFITS TO BENEFIT ACORN
WHO: Rosie Perez, Julia Stiles, Moby and The Roots, Connecticut Senate Candidate Ned Lamont, Katrina Evacuees
WHAT: Katrina anniversary benefit performance
It Takes a Nation book launch
WHERE: Crobar Nightclub, 530 West 28th Street (between 10th and 11th Ave), New York, NY 10001
WHEN: Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm -- NOTE
NOTE: Media invited to arrive at 6:30pm. Official event starts at 7:45pm.
The event will include musical performances and readings as well as the launch of Palace Press International's new book It Takes a Nation, due out nationwide in September. The book chronicles how thousands of American families were brought together - regardless of race, economic background, religious or political differences - through MoveOn Civic Action's HurricaneHousing.org program. HurricaneHousing.org paired over 30,000 evacuees with MoveOn members willing to open their homes; It Takes a Nation presents an oral history, candid, first-person accounts of twenty-nine of these evacuees during the first two weeks following Hurricane Katrina as well as stunning photographs to chronicle their stories.