A group of DC-based artists and musicians recently gathered on the National Mall to create a song and video to promote peace, and they were joined by some volunteers they happened to encounter along the way. Watch their video above!
Multimedia journalist Winyan Soo Hoo wrote to us to explain their message of peace calls attention to the Syrian refugee crisis as well as the fight against Islamophobia.
“It’s a unique approach to a nuanced topic and a great way to call for compassion and decency for all communities,” she said.
In the spirit of brotherhood — and sisterhood — among all, we are compelled to share their video. Perhaps you will also!
(Photo courtesy of Matthew Hurst)
To honor our veterans this coming Tuesday (11/11/14), HBO, Starbucks and Chase have teamed together to present a free concert on the National Mall.
The lineup of The Concert for Valor looks impressive. The Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Carrie Underwood, Metallica, just to name a few.
There will also be appearances by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and more.
Admission if FREE and it starts at 7pm. The Mall will no doubt be packed and crazy. You might want to get there early. Plan ahead.
Hopefully DC has learned a thing or two about organizing big events on The Mall, especially after 2010’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear brought in far more people than expected.
The Concert for Valor
The National Mall
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Starts @7pm; The Mall opens to all @10am