Singing to fight slavery

Singer-songwriter David Greco has organized “Abolitionists (in the round),” an event that takes place Saturday at the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St. The event benefits the International Justice Mission, an organization fighting against human trafficking. A group of Bay Area singer-songwriters will “band together” for a night of music. For more info, visit www.abolitionistsintheround.com.

Why did you organize this type of event benefiting the International Justice Mission? Its pretty unbelievable that slavery still exists in our culture and that people are walking right past it and not noticing it. If we can be a part of first bringing light to that and then secondly doing something about it, I think we should.

Is there still human trafficking going on in San Francisco? San Francisco is one of the most active harbors into which human beings are bought and sold, and we’re people who believe that no person should be owned, abused or oppressed in any way. It’s even more of an outrage when it’s taking place in our own neighborhood.

What does the money raised help with? We are hoping to raise $4,000. That would pay about three months for one of [the International Justice Mission] lawyers who does international work for them.

What should people expect at the show? Everyone involved in this I think is a brilliant songwriter and an incredible musician. I think they are all going to bring something really cool, really unique to the night.

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