Will Putney To Host All-Day Live-Streaming Charity Event
Producing titan/Fit For An Autopsy guitarist Will Putney is set to host a live-streaming all-dayer this weekend, We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground.
Will is going to be joined on June 14 by some huge names in the scene for the event, which will be raising money for the ACLU (the American Civil Liberties Union).
Members of Body Count, Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Trivium, Converge, Four Year Strong, Stray From The Path, Thy Art Is Murder and more have confirmed appearances throughout the day, catching up with Will and discussing “a wide range of topics in an open forum with Q&As and giveaways”.
Explaining his involvement with We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground, Will writes on his Instagram page:
“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.
“What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.
“The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.
“This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.
“The link is live in my profile to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.
“If you’d like to participate on any level just message me. Go big or go home.”
Check out a poster for the all-dayer below:
Wondering how you can make a difference?
• Donate to George Floyd’s memorial fund.
• Fight for Breonna Taylor, a first responder who was killed in her bed by police searching for drugs that were never found.
• Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was shot while jogging.
• Donate to the community bail funds of protestors.
• Head over to Movement For Black Lives.
• Connect with leaders building grassroots campaigns.
• And check out these anti-racism resources.
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