Artists Support WITNESS

Artists, musicians, actors, filmmakers, etc. who are supporting WITNESS and our campaigns through a variety of actions.

  • On the Road with Peter Gabriel’s “Scratch My Back” Tour

    Our colleague Becky, who coordinates our Creative Advocacy work (that basically means getting creative types like musicians, actors, directors, artists involved with our human rights campaigns), was on the road earlier this month with our founder Peter Gabriel during his North American “Scratch My Back” tour.

    Matisse Bustos Hawkes May 10, 2010
  • Youssou N’Dour and local activists call for response to HIV/AIDS epidemic in Congo

    Our colleagues Becky Lichtenfeld and Bukeni Waruzi traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo last week to work with local organizations and government officials and help catalyze action in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region. Watch this short video with a roundup of their time in Kinshasa and then read the string of […]

    Priscila Néri September 9, 2008
  • Our Last Day at ‘Roo

    Well, last night’s Kanye West performance turned into an early morning set. After a long delay, the sun started coming up and by the time we walked back to camp it was full daylight. Still it was worth it to have seen both a Tennessee sunrise and sunset. The tent has been busy as festival […]

    WITNESS June 15, 2008
  • Sunshine!

    Despite more rain this morning, lots of people have been coming by the WITNESS tent. The sun came out in time for a really fun set by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. I’ve also had an awesome time sharing the experience with all the other non-profits at Planet Roo. Folks from Oxfam, Carbon Shredders, […]

    WITNESS June 14, 2008
  • Day Two continued

    This has been a great day. It’s exciting for WITNESS staff to see first hand how people react to hearing about the work WITNESS and WITNESS partners are doing. There is a real sense of gratitude from the people passing by, and a real interest in getting involved. I spoke on a panel about Arts […]

    WITNESS June 14, 2008
  • Bonnaroo Day Two

    Things are off to a good start in the world of WITNESS. We were on the radio in Tuscon, Arizona. And in Bonnaroo land. 92.9 The Mountain’s morning talk show host invited us on this morning to talk about the work we’re doing around the world. Apart from thanking Bonnaroo for enabling WITNESS to have […]

    WITNESS June 13, 2008
  • 20 Minutes til Vampire Weekend

    Hi Folks, Thursday night. Hot. Bonnaroo. If you build it, they will come. We build the WITNESS tent. And concertgoers are visiting us in droves. YAY. We’re projecting our short WITNESS promotional videos (which talk about the work we’re doing) on the top of our tent. Many people have also been signing our postcard to […]

    WITNESS June 13, 2008
  • Bonnaroo 2008!!!

    WITNESS On the Road is back this summer and we’re kicking things off with Bonnaroo. The annual Bonnaroo Music Festival brings 90,000 people to the farmlands of Tennessee. WITNESS staff (that’s Miyoko our Development Associate in the photo) and volunteers are set up at Planet Roo a special area of the music festival designated for […]

    WITNESS June 12, 2008
  • Back in New York

    Hi Everyone, We’re back home in New York City and still reeling from the success of the event. Gillian said that as she walked down the aisle on the airplane headed back to NY, she saw lots of people reading articles about the event in the newspaper. It was heavily covered by the Mexican press. […]

    WITNESS August 23, 2007
  • Mission Accomplished

    Well, we all did it. A major team effort. The CANANA event last night at El Museo Interactivo de Economi­a was a huge success. Tam and I were eating  breakfast Sunday  morning and the woman next to us had her newspaper open and was reading about our event! CANANA (Pablo Cruz, Diego and Gael) gave […]

    WITNESS August 13, 2007
  • Press Conference in Mexico City

    WOW. About 80 members of the press corps packed the conference room at La Condesa DF Hotel this morning to hear Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, WITNESS and our partner org in Mexico (La Comision) discuss the power of film and video to promote change, and to hear Paty Cervantes and Miguel David Meza speak […]

    WITNESS August 11, 2007
  • Everyone is arriving

    Hello, The whole WITNESS team has arrived and preparations are steadily underway for tomorrow’s events. Tickets are still being purchased, seating arrangements are being made, and everyone is convening in Mexico City. Tomorrow’s day will begin with a press conference where Gael Garcia Bernal y Diego Luna along with WITNESS’ Tamaryn Nelson and Gillian Caldwell, […]

    WITNESS August 10, 2007
  • Made it to Mexico City

    Hi, So it was touch and go for awhile, but I made it safely to Mexico City. Huge thunderstorms rolled through New York City early this morning wreaking havoc on the highways and subway system. I made it to the airport 20 minutes before my flight was scheduled to take off. In the end, we […]

    WITNESS August 8, 2007
  • On the Road again….

    Hi All, Tamaryn and I are busy preparing for our trip to Mexico City tomorrow (Wednesday August 8th). As you can see from the picture, the work is piling up! The actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna along with their production company CANANA and their film festival Ambulante are throwing a benefit dinner and […]

    WITNESS August 7, 2007
  • Summerstage with Rodrigo y Gabriela

    In an uncanny feeling of deja vu beck and I are once again manning the witness table…  This time at summer stage in central park for  rodrigo y gabriela.  Let me tell you, it’s a whole different experience when you’ve showered in the last 36 hours…  Everyone is cleaner – including us. In an odd […]

    WITNESS July 1, 2007