With our annual convention online this year due to COVID19 we are inviting artists to participate in a cultural exchange online concert event. All genres are welcomed. Selected artists will receive six(6) minutes each to introduce themselves and their song and perform. Artists will be together on a zoom call in the backstage and the event will be livestreamed to our Veterans For Peace Facebook page. Seeking songs or poems with the theme of Human Rights or Social Justice.

Performance date/time: Saturday August 8th 8-10pm EST

Submission deadline: Monday August 3rd by 11:59pm EST

Selected Artists notified by: Wednesday August 5th by 11:59pm EST

Email links or mp3s to: standdown@veteransforpeace,org

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Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence. When an already embattled community is subjected to militarized intimidation, by design, their environment becomes a war zone. We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.

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