All-Star Lineup To Benefit Southern Arizonaâ€™s Fund For Civility, Respect And Understanding
February 24, 2011 at 3:12 PM (PT)
The family of RON BARBER, District Director for ARIZONA Congresswoman GABRIELLE GIFFORDS, has just formed the FUND FOR CIVILITY, RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING -- part of the non-profit COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR SOUTHERN ARIZONA. The fund will support individuals and families affected by the JANUARY 8th shooting in TUCSON, and will promote civility and respect in public discourse, schools and the community. The fund will also work to increase awareness of mental health symptoms, prevention and treatment services.
To help support the newly formed organization, JACKSON BROWNE and ALICE COOPER, in partnership with DANNY ZELISKO, have put together an all-star lineup of musicians for a benefit concert to take place at the TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER, (who have donated the building), on THURSDAY, MARCH 10th. Performers on the bill include BROWNE, COOPER, DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH, SAM MOORE, NILS LOFGREN, KEB’ MO’, JERRY RIOPELLE, DAR WILLIAMS, OZOMATLI and CALEXICO.
The event will also feature speakers including BARBER, who was among those wounded on JANUARY 8th; NASA Astronaut MARK KELLY (GIFFORDS’ husband); LEA MARQUEZ PETERSON (President of the TUCSON Hispanic Chamber of Commerce); and TUCSON Mayor BOB WALKUP).
"When I was in the ICU, I thought a lot about what it would take to help our community heal and unify," said BARBER. "There was a huge outpouring of goodwill, kindness and compassion after the shooting, such a contrast to what happened that day. My family and I wanted to find a way to harness that goodwill to do meaningful things in the community."
CLEAR CHANNEL Triple A/Hot AC Hybrid KWMT/TUCSCON morning host/MD JANNIE GRABEL is a member of the board for the FUND FOR CIVILITY, RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING