Haley Reinhart Headlines Girls Who Rock During Internet Week
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Girls Who Rock, a concert organized by the all volunteer non-profit She's the First, was held last Friday at the Gramercy Theater during Internet Week. Hosted by Michael Thurber, the concert included performances by Haley Reinhart, Jessica Latshaw, Shin-B, The Jane Doze and the girls from Park Slope Rock School.
The concert, sponsored by online social change community Umojawa, was held to raise money for the rural India school Shanti Bhaven. During the concert, several girls from the school were Skyped in for attendees to see. Of course the internet being what it is, the connection wasn't too good and neither party could hear the other. Although each party could see each other and is was a moving experience as a representative from the school shared the plight of girls in rural India with the audience.
She's the First helps girls in developing countries to become the first in their fmily to graduate from highschool.
Each year, She's the First chooses a partner school as beneficiary. In the past two years, the organization has raised $23,000 to sponsor 32 girls in Tanzania and Uganda . This year, the organization hopes to raise $50,000 to sponsor girls at the Shanti Bhavan school in India.
Check out the album of pictures we took while attending the concert.
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