DALLAS – Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) announces its fourth Annual Rock Your HeART Out Concert & Art Auction to take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Life in Deep Ellum (2803 Taylor St., Dallas, TX 75226).
Rock Your HeART Out, annual Concert & Art Auction, celebrates HRI’s former clients who have successfully found safety and freedom.
Now in its fourth year, RYHO pairs up teams of local artists and former HRI clients to create unique pieces for the silent auction, each of which will shed light on the immigrant journey to freedom. RYHO also presents a mini-documentary at the event, that chronicles the process of the artist+client pair creating their artwork. This artwork is auctioned off at RYHO, to benefit Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.
Each year, RYHO presents a musical act that is not only recognized for their art but for their social awareness as well. Our musical acts are as devoted to making our city better as we are! Their Music will blow your socks off and their Heart will melt yours.
All proceeds from RYHO are directed towards Human Rights Initiative of North Texas that provides 100% free legal and social services for vulnerable immigrants and refugees in the North Texas area. Because of HRI’s unique pro bono model, every dollar coming into the agency is multiplied by two (2) times through the service donations of our volunteer attorneys. In 2018, volunteers donated over $4.2 million in legal services to HRI clients!
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Artists and Musicians Announced For RYHO2019!
Art - Live Music - Stories of unbelievable Valor and Perseverance. Rock Your HeART Out is your ticket to making Dallas inclusive! About this Event THE MISSION
All proceeds from RYHO are directed towards Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. We provide 100% free legal and social services for vulnerable immigrants and refugees in the North Texas area.
Now in its fourth year, RYHO pairs local artists and former HRI clients to create Art: each piece of art is a way of translating treacherous journeys that our former clients have encountered into beacons of Hope. This artwork is auctioned off at RYHO, to benefit Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.
Artist Lineup for RYHO19:
Alisa Eykilis, April Hopkins, Christi Nielsen, Cristina Medina, Daniel Avazpour, Erica Stephens, Jessica Fuentes, Kimberly Alexander, Leticia Alaniz, Lorraine Tady and Monika Bell
RYHO also presents a set of mini-documentaries that chronicle the process of the Artist+Client pair creating their artwork.
RYHO19 Documentarian: Christian Vasquez
Each year, RYHO presents a musical act that is not only recognized for their art but for their social awareness as well.
Music Lineup for RYHO19: Opener: Honey Creek - Headliner: Jamal Mohamed Ensemble
Founded by social worker Serena Simmons Connelly and lawyer Elizabeth Healy, the Dallas-based Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has grown into an award-winning agency helping immigrant survivors of human rights abuses from all over the world. Our courageous and resilient clients are eligible to apply for legal status under the humanitarian provisions of United States immigration laws and policies: they are asylum seekers fleeing persecution; children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected; and victims of family violence and violent crimes. HRI’s Legal team partners with a network of over 250 pro bono attorneys from top DFW firms and corporations to help clients access the U.S. Immigration System, and our Social Services team offers transitional support and referrals to help address trauma and ease the hardships of profound displacement. At HRI, all of our services are free, and all are designed to help forge a path to safety, stability, and opportunity. For more information, visit www.hrionline.org.
For more information about the event, visit or follow us at www.rockyourheartout.org, www.facebook.com/RYHODallas/, or www.instagram.com/ryhodallas/. For more information about HRI, visit or follow us at www.hrionline.org, www.facebook.com/HRIOnline, www.instagram.com/humanrightsinitiative.
NOTE TO MEDIA MEMBERS: You may download captioned high-res images from last year’s event including art works here: www.facebook.com/RYHODallas.