Thursday, May 8, 2014

"United We Stand Festival"--an educational gathering of creative, spiritual, intellectual, and political leaders to unite and empower young voters-is on for May 10.



Update on Venue Relocation for United We Stand Festival May

  • Festival organizers are discussing alternative venues with UCLA and anticipate a mutually positive resolution.
  • Show date and times remain the same.
  • Doors open at 4PM and the show starts at 5PM.
  • Exact location TBD.

Christina Tobin, founder and chair of Free and Equal, released the following statement:
“We are in discussions with the campus to relocate to an alternative venue nearby. I know UCLA respects free speech and wants to empower their students with knowledge, and I’m committed to working with them to secure an alternate location. Gathering all of these beautiful creative, spiritual, and political leaders is for a greater cause that UCLA should be proud to host. I’m positive an equitable arrangement can be made."

Tickets purchased for the original location will be honored at the new venue. People who bought non-refundable tickets, through IndieGoGo and elsewhere, will get priority entrance and seating.

All Ticketmaster purchases have been automatically refunded. However, due to inconveniences to ticket buyers, Free and Equal will now be offering free admission for all event attendees.

About United We Stand Festival
Free & Equal Elections Foundation, the grassroots organization that in 2012 hosted the open presidential debate moderated by television legend Larry King, will gather iconic musicians, intellectuals, and activists to empower American’s voting youth to hold their elected leaders accountable for free and equal elections. The “United We Stand” University Bus Tour will launch this educational movement May 10, 2014.  The festival co-sponsored by a number of socially-responsible businesses including Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Nature's Path Organic, and Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, and numerous grassroots activist organizations brings together various perspectives which are not currently represented in Washington.

Musical headliners include founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, The Siren, Paul Masvidal of Cynic, Tatiana Moroz, Rooftop Revolutionaries, A-Alikes, Luminaries, Kellee Maize, Jon Goodhue, Sounds of Solidarity, and more.

Speakers include Larry King (media legend), Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield (Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream; via video), Dennis Kucinich (former Ohio Representative), Marianne Williamson (New York Times bestselling author & independent congressional candidate, CA-33), David Bronner (CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps), and Sean Stone (son of Oliver Stone, host of Buzzsaw).

For a full list of performers and speakers, click here.

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