Despite Hurricane Maria being nine months past, the people of Puerto Rico are still experiencing a deep humanitarian crisis. In an effort to raise awareness and financial support, six Asheville acts will be performing at the Salvage Station on July 7, in partnership with Pop Ed, a local social justice activists collective. Proceeds from the event will go to Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Teachers Federation), an educators union in Puerto Rico that has been a driving force in rebuilding devastated communities since the hurricane hit.
While the main agenda for the evening is to crowdsource for hurricane relief, event co-organizer Jae notes that the problem transcends beyond the impact of natural disasters. Says Slaughter: “Natural disasters happen. Unnatural disasters shouldn't. Floods have lasting impacts, halting access to food, water, electricity, and healthcare. While we can't change the path of a hurricane or halt rising waters, we can fight man made mistakes that make disasters worse. Together, we have to resist so we make this call to end all unnatural disasters.”
Tickets to Resist! A Benefit to Fight Unnatural Disasters, can be purchased at the Salvage Station website. Additional event details will be announced throughout the month of June, and can be followed via the web listings at www.salvagestation.com.
Natural Born Leaders: www.naturalbornleadersband.com/
PR Heavy: www.facebook.com/PRHEAVY/
Jonathan Santos: http://www.jonathansantosmusic.com/
Dr Hotron Beats: https://www.reverbnation.com/DrHoTron