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Thursday, May 11 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Rise Up! Music, Poetry and Art for Abducted Children

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Unwind after Thursday's conference with live music, poetry and art at Busboys & Poets. Join parents, friends and special guests for an enjoyable evening of entertainment and egagement as we build a movement!

Edeanna: Spoken Word

Edeanna is the founder of Return Us Home. Her children, Eslam and Zeinab, were abducted to Tunisia in 2014. Zeinab is home but Eslam remains abducted to Tunisia by his father.

Randall Murphy: Shine The Light (vocals, guitar)

 Randy Murphy’s children, Hannah and Ryan, were taken to Canada in 2012. They remain abducted. Randy is iStand co-founder. He composed an original song, “Shine the Light”.

Glenn & Lisa Ginn, Singer/Songwriters

 Morehead, KY duo also will sing national anthem and play at 5/10 Congressional Reception & Reception. Lisa's voice is powerful and Glenn is nice on guitar as they plan to sing a few appropriate songs like Billie Holiday's God Bless the Child, and other songs that would inspire us to action.

Zameer: Artist/Activist

Featuring: "Na Rukenge" "We Won't Stop", Zameer is an activist/artist who recorded the original song with vocals by Left-Behind parent Nidhi Sharma.  It is our understanding that they will premiere this song at the event.

Stephan Said: Artist/Activist

Stephan is Noluenn’s dad. She is abducted to France. He recently traveled to several countries and recorded music with refugees. He will perform his original work. He has a docuseries, Borderless, filmed in refugee camps in several countries.

 Uriah Marcellus: Visual Artist

Uriah painted and donated “Come Together” for a door prize and will LIVE PAINT a piece while artists are performing. We will auction off his live paint at the end of the evening.

 Admission is covered for registered conference participants. Hors d'oeuvres.  Cash bar.  

Thursday May 11, 2017 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Busboys & Poets 1025 5th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
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