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"... Americans today possess about 300 million firearms. No one can be under the illusion that limiting their number and use would be enough to impede horrendous massacres ... But it would be much worse if we were to satisfy ourselves with only words. And if the massacres are carried out by people with mental illness or distorted by hate, there is no doubt that they are carried out with arms. Forty-seven religious leaders of various confessions and religions have issued a call to American politicians to limit firearms ... I’m with them. ... Therefore, it is necessary to repeat tirelessly our calls for disarmament, to oppose the production, trade and smuggling of arms of all types, fueled by dishonourable interests for power of financial gain… Peace is born from the heart, but it will be easier to achieve if we have fewer weapons in hand.” - Vatican Radio, 1/19/2013

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Concert Across America - San Diego

September 25, 2016, 5:00pm - September 26, 2016, 12:30am

This nationwide concert will link communities across the U.S. to remember the victims of gun violence and to commit to taking actions to reduce gun violence in our country. The San Diego concert, sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, will be connected to all the concerts nationwide via social media and online at The San Diego event will be held from 5:00pm to 9:30pm. This concert is FREE! RSVP here: Performances by: JUST ANNOUNCED! Special guest Emma's Revolution is the duo of award-winning activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Called “inspiring, gutsy and rockin’”, Emma's Revolution's songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and covered by Holly Near. The duo's awards include Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and, for the second year in a row, the Washington Area Music Association's Fan Favorite Award. They have release 3 CDs. Josh Weinstein is a composer, arranger, producer, and freelance musician originally from New York. His 2008 album "Love & Alcohol received airplay on nearly 300 stations worldwide, and CMJ charted. His previous album "Brooklyn Is Sinking" appeared on "Best of 2006" lists at both WFUV and Josh has also had some of his songs licensed by MTV. Now based in San Diego, Josh is active as both a sideman and featured performer in nightclubs, concert stages and recording studios throughout southern California. Kimm Rogers Kimm Rogers is a San Diego based singer songwriter. Her latest album, Where the Pavement Grows, is listed in the Best Pop Album category for the San Diego Music Awards. According to The Morton Report: Bill Bentley reviews, “Singers like Kimm Rogers come from somewhere else. They don't sound like other singers, don't write songs that pay attention to anything that's come before and, in the end, find a way to a land of their own invention. Call it inspiration or anything else, but it doesn't happen often enough, but when it does, attention should be given. Rogers lives near San Diego, but she calls the world home. She has latched her vision to a higher plane, and listening to her find a way to live there is one of the modern wonders. Sometimes she gets heard and sometimes she doesn't, but it's just a matter of time before that changes. Her time is coming.” League of Liars The League of Liars was born one fine autumn morning in the back of a Bentley touring car, en route to Cardiff-By-The-Sea (along the lackadaisical Pacific Coast Highway). Unified in the desire to provide the most believable and sweetest-smelling contradictions known to humankind, Sppike Mike (Bass), Diamond David (Guitar), Rumble T (Drums) and Micheal Fairchild (Vocals, Guitar) plot sonic assaults with Love-In precision. Blending blues, funk, folk, rock and pop genres in the creation of a super sweet and fun outcome that just can't be ignored. This sonic potion has garnered the boys much acclaim. From local music show live air play, The Local 94.9 and 91X Loudspeaker, to winning the 2011 San Diego County Fair's people's choice award with LOL has been invited back to play the fair ever since. Kelli McCarthy, Chuck Vadun, Ron Marcus and Louis Barkley are San Diego based musicians who have played in various original and cover bands over the years, and have recently come together to form a band to perform at the Concert Across America. Special solo performance by Hayden Clark. Learn more about the national effort at the links below. Including a long and growing list of partners and events happening all around the US!

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