Advocacy Through the Arts


People use guns but, in a sense, guns use people too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

CAA 2018

This is the audio recording of our contribution to the 2018 Concert Across America (Thanks to Richard Spano).

We're grateful to all the performers, speakers and volunteers who contributed their time and talent.

On Sunday, September 23, 2018 we mobilized with music as we remembered the victims of America’s gun violence epidemic with a concert about unity, togetherness and peace!

Our event was held at Chandler Hall inside the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Old Dominion University.

There were performances and presentations by (in order)

  • Gene Lempert
  • Bobby ‘Blackhat’ Walters
  • Richard Spano & Dave Holding
  • Two-hand Touch
  • Ben McKenzie
  • Jeanette Richardson
  • Officer Michael Stuart
  • Jim Bulleit
  • Jerry Sowers
  • Dustin Furlow
  • Marie James
  • Jim Newsom
  • Students Demand Action
  • J Luv

Our event was sponsored by Old Dominion University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, The Virginia Center for Public Safety and our friends

To end gun violence