On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr hosted A Concert Across America to End Gun Violence in Marshall Auditorium as a part of a one-day nationwide concert series. The series aims to honor the over 500,00 victims of gun violence who have died since the University of Texas mass shooting 50 years ago as well as raise awareness of gun-violence prevention as a voting issue this November. Performance groups from all over the Tri-Co were invited to perform, including the Chamber Singers, Night Owls, Humtones, Outskirts, Chaverim, and Mainliners. Samuel Walter ’17 and Emily Drummond BMC ’16 (with Mason Emmert ’17 as accompanist) also played.
The concert also featured guest speakers Victoria Greene and Chantay Love from the EMIR Healing Center in Germantown. EMIR is a nonprofit organization founded by Greene after her son Emir was gunned down in a homicide in 1997. The center provides services such as grief counseling and legal assistance for family members and friends who have been affected by homicide.
Sunday’s concert was one of the over 350 nationwide events with more than 5,200 participating artists, including Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ozomatli, Tower of Power’s Rick Stevens, and Rosanne Cash.
-Jenny Ahn ’17
Photos by Yiding Ma ’20.