It’s easy to get swept up in the insanity of SXSW – checking out countless new bands, hobnobbing with friends and colleagues, and of course indulging in the ubiquitous beer and barbeque. But what if you could do all that and still take time to give back to others in need and be inspired by creative ways to use music and marketing to help out some terrific causes?
On Wednesday, March 16, join Music for Good, Pandora, the Ally Coalition and members of State Radio, Dispatch and Arcade Fire for the panel Music & Activism: Amplifying Your Voice for Social Good. We’ll discuss how musicians and brands can easily bring attention to important causes such as protecting the environment, music and arts education, youth homelessness, LBQT equality, disaster relief, human rights issues and much more, and make a hugely positive impact.
The panel will feature Chad Stokes (frontman for State Radio & Dispatch and Co-Founder of Calling All Crows), Jeb Gutelius (Executive Director, the Ally Coalition), Marika Anthony-Shaw (Arcade Fire violist & Founder and President of Plus 1), Marta Riggins (Director of Employee Experience & Marketing, Pandora), and Laura Ferreiro (Founder of Music for Good & M4G Media) who will also spearhead a service project to assemble care packages for the homeless immediately afterwards.
We’ll look at the benefits of using a public platform to bring attention to good causes that need support, how to empower fans and colleagues to solve these issues together, and how you can get involved and team up with likeminded people and organizations to make a real difference.
What’s more, right after the panel, join us for a service project to give back to the Austin community. We’ll be putting together care packages at the Austin Convention Center for the local homeless shelter Front Steps, which provides shelter and affordable housing for those in need.
WHAT: Music & Activism Panel and Service Project
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, Panel 3:30-4:30pm; Service Project 5-6pm
WHERE: SXSW, Austin Convention Center, 531 E. 4th St Room 13AB for Panel, Room 8AB for Service Project
We look forward to seeing you in Austin!