Next month, for International Adoption Month, The Long Center for the Performing Arts has a benefit concert and celebration called Adoption Rocks! It’s a benefit for The Gladney Center, a Texas organization that’s been providing adoption services for over 100 years. Facilitating adoption is a great global community service – this particular event was inspired by an Austin family’s adoption of their Ethiopian daughter last year. The family’s friends hosted a live concert last November to raise money for the Ethiopian orphanage. It was such a great event, they’re doing it again this year, only larger, and benefiting The Gladney Center, which is a licensed, not-for-profit agency that has been creating bright futures through adoption since 1889, and has become a global leader in providing adoption services.
Particulars: The event is November 13th at 7:30pm or 9:30pm, featuring Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, John Pointer, and the Sangra del Sol Dance Troupe. Tickets are $100 apiece, $50 of which is tax-deductible. There’s also a silent auction, and a cash bar.
To by tickets, click on desired show time link below and enter the promotional code “ADOPTIONROCKS” (all caps)
7:30 pm link = http://budurl.com/adopt1
9:30 pm link = http://budurl.com/adopt2
If you want to sponsor or need more information, contact Mike Chapman – email@example.com
5 thoughts on “Adoption Rocks!”
How about all that money goes to keeping children with their true families?
Adoption is a violence, based in inequality; it is candy-coated to make it seem about family and children, but it is an economic and political crime, a treating of symptoms and not of disease; it is a negation of families and an annihilation of communities that are not seen as having an intrinsic human value equal to that of those adopting, for reasons having to do with race, with class, and with a preconceived notion of what makes for a “valid” life in this world.
It’s hard for me to imagine how providing a loving, caring home and family to a child or children who’ve been left without either because of war and disease could be violence. That’s exactly what has happened in this case and many like it. The event described above will help the orphans who still need to be adopted. Try spreading the word in a positive way and being a part of a solution. It’ll help you see this from a different and better perspecive.
Wow – what an incredible, moving, impressive evening last night at the Long Center celebrating Adoption Rocks!!! The venue was perfect. Dumpstaphunk!!! How could anyone sit down??? John Pointer – the best talent in Austin. Can’t wait until next year.
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