For 10 years the World AIDS Day Benefit Concerts were designed to extend our compassion to children in other lands – orphaned children afflicted with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our collective efforts have supported hundreds of children in Kenya, Romania, India, Brazil, China, Thailand and children here in Rochester. Our mission has been to entertain our audience along with inspiring broader thinking and engaging their hearts.
Performers include:Students from School #58, RIT/NTID Dance Company, singers Scott Ginett & Donna Accorso, Nazareh College vocal studnet Waiton Farrell, Futurpoint Dance Company, ASL poets Patrick Graybill & Eddie Swayze, and Bush Mango. Congesswoman Louise Slaughter receives a special PeaceArt Creative Spirit Award. University of Rochester Dr. Michael Keefer will receive the International Visitor Leadership Award frm the US State Department. All Proceeds from this year’s event support the Countrywide Uncedo Lwabantu Projects & Health Services in Alexandra Township, South Africa.
PeaceArt International, Inc. is a not-for-profit local/global outreach organization utilizing the arts and the creative process to build community, nurture greater human understanding and foster world peace.