Congress United for America’s Stolen Children: Connecting and Creating Action
Congress United is bipartisan event to educate and empower members of Congress to act for American children and to connect parent-constituents with key congressional actors for their children's cases and for the cause to prevent and end IPCA.
After remarks from our Congressional guests, leadership from the Coalition will share the historical arc of IPCA legislation and federal implementation and underscore the unifying potential for Congress to rally around America's stolen children. Questions are welcome.
After the Briefing, guests are encouraged to stay for a reception featuring music, heavy hor-d'ouevres, desserts and bar.
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.
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.