Concert for Refugee Children

Concert for Refugee Children (link to Facebook event)

Date: Sunday, June 4th
Time: Doors open at 3 pm, concert runs 4-7 pm

Location: Smokestack (62 E 7th Street)

Join nine great musical acts as they gather to bring awareness and raise money for Dubuque for Refugee Children (D4RC). All proceeds from this concert will help Dubuque for Refugee Children continue to provide financial, legal, medical and educational assistance to the brave children and youth who have made the Tri-States their new home. This is a family-friendly event with freewill donations accepted. Drinks and Food available for purchase. Doors at 3 pm, show from 4-7 on two stages on both floors, including the new amazing rooftop patio.
All of the young people D4RC works with except for one come from the indigenous area of Quiche in Guatemala. The distance these children have traveled to enter the United States would be similar to traveling from Dubuque to Los Angeles. However, their travels did not entail a trip by plane or train. They made the long trip in buses or on the back of trucks crowed with others. Some crossed inhospitable desserts and almost died of thirst. Some made the decision to come on their own as adolescents to relieve the economic strain on their families. Some have come to escape decade long violence that has its roots in U.S. intervention in Central America. Your support will guarantee they have a future that is brighter than their frightening past.
Concert for Refugee Children poster
 

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