BENEFITING THE FUND FOR CIVILITY, RESPECT, AND UNDERSTANDING. THE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE FAMILY OF RON BARBER, DISTRICT DIRECTOR FOR CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS, WHO WILL ALSO SPEAK AT THE EVENT
PERFORMERS INCLUDE JACKSON BROWNE, ALICE COOPER, DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH, SAM MOORE, NILS LOFGREN, JERRY RIOPELLE, KEB' MO', OZOMATLI, CALEXICO AND MORE
Jackson Browne and Alice Cooper, in partnership with Danny Zelisko, have put together
an all-star line-up of musicians for a benefit concert at the Tucson Convention
Center, who have donated the building for the event. Set for Thursday, March 10 at 6PM, the
concert is a fundraiser for the non-profit Community Foundation for Southern
Arizona, benefiting the newly established, Tucson-based Fund for Civility,
Respect, and Understanding.
Performers on the bill are Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby & Graham Nash,
Sam Moore, Nils Lofgren, Jerry Riopelle, Keb' Mo', Jennifer Warnes, Dar
Williams, Ozomatli, Calexico, Roger Clyne, Joel Rafael, and Quiltman.
The Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding was initially set up with
contributions from the family of Ron Barber, Gabrielle Giffords' District
Director, who was injured during the January 8th shootings in
Tucson. The Fund's mission is to support
individuals and families affected by the shootings, and to promote civility and
respect in public discourse, schools, and the community. The Fund will work to increase public
awareness of mental health symptoms, prevention, and treatment services as
Ron Barber is also one of the speakers at the March 10 event, with others
including: Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson,
Giffords' intern Daniel Hernandez, Emma Nottingham (mother of Gabe Zimmerman,
Giffords' staffer killed on January 8), and Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup-who
introduced a nation-wide Civility Accord at the winter legislative meeting of
the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which has since been signed by almost 200
The Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding-to be administered by the Community
Foundation for Southern Arizona-received a $50,000 donation on March 5 from Jim
Click, a Tucson-area businessman and philanthropist. Click also challenged other Tucson-area
businesses to do the same-and to purchase concert tickets for their
Tickets are available through the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office 260 S. Church Ave.
(10AM-noon), online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone (800)745-3000
and all Ticketmaster Outlets.