Benefit Concert for Refugee Organization Friday
The Atlanta International Rescue Committee, Berry College Chapin’s Office and Unitarian Universalists of Berry College are banding together for a benefit concert, “From Harm to Home” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in the Ford Auditorium.
Berry faculty and staff musicians will perform world, jazz, funk, rock, indie and bluegrass styles. Bands include EmJay Qubed, The Tennessee Hustlers, Lunas and the Moon Monsters as well as student performances by Dillion Yost and Friends and Wesley Scheidt and His Cohorts. This event is open to the public and a donation of $5 or more is suggested.
This is the second annual benefit at Berry for the Atlanta International Rescue Committee, the largest refugee resettlement organization in the state of Georgia. Some Berry students whose families were sponsored by the rescue committee will participate in the event, sharing testimonials about their journeys as refugees and telling about the role the rescue organization has played in their lives. During the concert, Atlanta International Rescue Committee director Ellen Beattie will discuss the important work being done in Atlanta and how the donations will be used.