• 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 […] Rebecca Lichtenfeld 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
  • 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
  • stuck in nashville Well not exactly… But our plane had to abort take off since the wheel broke on the runway.  Now they made us switch planes…  And airports.  But I hear we’re getting free stuff…  Hooray. WITNESS June 18, 2007
  • The Final Day at Roo Becky says: It’s Sunday already. I wish I could say time flew, but it kinda creeped along, real southern style. The festival comes to an end this evening with Widespread Panic closing out the weekend. It’s been a great learning experience for us, and we’re still digesting all the pros of being here.  Regina Specktor […] Rebecca Lichtenfeld June 17, 2007
  • Manu Chao in the house Becky says: It’s Friday night and I finally found a little spot on the grass where our wireless works. It’s dark and I just came from Many Chao’s performance. It was hands down, my Bonnaroo highlight so far. Even better, I got to discuss WITNESS with Manu and the wonderful people working and traveling with […] Rebecca Lichtenfeld June 15, 2007
  • Day Two Becky here: Hi Folks! Wireless is spotty at best, but we’ll do our best to stay in touch. Yesterday was really inspiring. We had HUNDREDS of people visit our tent to get materials, sign up for our free online newsletter and  hear more about what we’re doing. Our volunteers are fantastic and it’s refreshing to […] Rebecca Lichtenfeld June 15, 2007
  • wireless is down We’ve been trying to live blog but the wireless connection has been down since last night. Hopefully it’ll be up later. Yesterday was a lot better than expected, we got a ton of sign ups and the kids seem genuinely excited about the hub. Beck worked her magic and got some meetings set up. it […] WITNESS June 15, 2007
  • Day One of Bonnaroo Becky here: The people are arriving. YAY. And our tent looks pretty beautiful (if we say so ourselves). Our team has been up and ready to roll since 7 AM. We’re camping with a bunch of other folks working at the festival and have about a 20 minute walk from our campsite to our WITNESS […] Rebecca Lichtenfeld June 14, 2007
  • setting up the booth Becky, Noelle and me are setting up the WITNESS tent. We are located right in the center of the entire festival. We’re going to be able to hear The Police from our tented area. Good thing we arrived a day before the concertgoers. There’s a lot to get done. We seem to be the only […] WITNESS June 13, 2007
  • We found noelle! We made it to Noelle’s place (see pic). Noelle is a former WITNESS intern and total rockstar who is dedicating 5 days of her time helping WITNESS get the word out about video advocacy — or in other words — using video for to defend human rights. She also gathered 5 friends who are excited […] WITNESS June 13, 2007