August 7, 2017 - Dallas, TX - Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has announced its second annual Rock Your HeART Out Concert and Art Auction (RYHO 2017), featuring six-time Grammy Award winners Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs. Attendees will experience both nationally acclaimed and locally recognized bands while getting the opportunity to bid on and own a one of a kind piece that documents an HRI client’s journey to freedom. RYHO 2017 will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8PM at Life In Deep Ellum.
Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs, a multi-Grammy Award-winning Conjunto band and world ambassador for Texas Roots music will be headlining. Bombasta, San Antonio’s hit band, will bring a Latin mix of salsa, bachata and hip-hop in their performance as well.
Listen to the artists performing at this years’ RYHO 2017 by visiting the official website: www.rockyourheartout.org. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a live event feed on November 11, 2017.
This year, eight artists will be paired with former HRI clients to shed light on the immigrant journey to freedom. They will include muralist Kyle Steed, photographers Treena Muir, Justin O’Keith Higgs, and Robert Shults, mixed media artist Maryamsadat Amiravghefi, stained glass artist and painter Maria Sheets, and painters Erik Espinoza, and Jimmie Hudson
"I was greatly blessed to be one of the artists for HRI's Rock Your Heart Out event last year. As an artist, I was stretched by a story and driven by a passion beyond my own. As a person, I was totally floored by the beauty of human resilience and inspired by the hearts of everyone who serves with the organization." Said Kelly Clemons, one of the artists from last year’s RYHO event.
The RYHO artists gained national recognition last year as our artist-client pairs shared their perspectives on art as a means to carry forth justice and awareness. In 2017, our artists will bring the bravery of our clients to fruition in the form of photography, paint, and even stained glass.
Press Opportunities may include interviews with visual artists and clients!
RYHO 2017 is sponsored by Carol and Don Glendenning & Locke Lord, Barbara Kennedy & Jeff Kaplan, AT&T, AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP, Vinson & Elkins LLP., Thompson and Knight Foundation, Hunton & Williams, Sarah Losinger, Petrotel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Holland & Knight, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Andrews Kurth LLP, Ron & Phyllis Steinhart, Tom Halsey, and Jim & Ynette Hogue.
Rock Your HeART Out attendees will enjoy craft beer provided by bar sponsor, Karbach Brewing Company & limited valet parking sponsored by Prime Valet.
Information About Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas is a local nonprofit organization serving Dallas’ most vulnerable population: immigrants and asylum seekers. Founded in 2001, HRI provides free legal and social services to immigrants and asylum seekers who have been tortured and abused and are living below the line of poverty in the DFW metroplex. Along with a network of more than 600 pro bono attorneys and HRI Ambassadors, HRI has seen hundreds of defenseless immigrants through to safety and security within the U.S. borders. Many of our clients have become successful business owners, teachers, nurses, and independent contributing members of the community.
For more information, please contact Marisa Arancibia at Marancibia@hrionline.org or 214-273-4336.