Springsteen, Fagen, Walsh Among Those Supporting 'We Are Not Afraid' Global Refugee Crisis Campaign
November 3, 2016 at 11:46 AM (PT)
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME inductees BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, DONALD FAGEN, JOE WALSH and RUN-DMC's DARRYL McDANIELS have all joined in support of the “We Are Not Afraid” campaign in response to the global refugee crisis and victims of religious and political violence.
They join more than 175 other highly notable artists and performers including KEITH RICHARDS, ROBERT PLANT, RINGO STARR, STING, PATTI SMITH, ROBERT DE NIRO, IGGY POP, PETER GABRIEL, BONNIE RAITT, CHUCK D, JACKSON BROWNE, YOKO ONO and more in the KEVIN GODLEY-directed video which will launch TODAY on YOUTUBE.
NIGERIAN reggae artist MAJEK FASHEK has donated his song, "We Are Not Afraid," to the project. It is available for purchase at iTUNES, AMAZON and other major outlets with all proceeds being donated to the INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE and HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Exec. Director KENNETH ROTH commented: “We’re alarmed by the hateful and dangerous rhetoric coming from politicians across EUROPE and the U.S. We must not allow the rising threat of racism and hate to violate our most basic principles of humanity. We’re moved and grateful that so many artists are speaking out and standing with us for human rights.”
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE Pres./CEO DAVID MILLBAND added: "We applaud the efforts of the hundreds of public figures who have invested their time and talent to provide critical aid to help refugees and raise awareness about their plight. When too many politicians are trading in fear it is heartening to see people of renown and credibility standing up for hope."
"We're all together now!" said artist and peace activist YOKO ONO in reflection of the superstar talent that has joined forces around one powerful statement: "We Are Not Afraid to stand against the countless acts of violence, hate, discrimination and abuse witnessed globally."
Refugees in some of the world's wealthiest nations face some of the poorest and most dire conditions as they seek asylum. It is with urgency that the "We Are Not Afraid" campaign affirms the need to help unite all global citizens as one to provide aid and respite. Participating artists acknowledge and herald the critical need to address and support those who most need their voice.
For more information on "We Are Not Afraid," please visit: www.wearenotafraid.net.