We Shall Overcome is weekend of fundraising and awareness-raising events taking place in October to benefit those affected by homelessness
There is a project taking place over the October bank holiday weekend called We Shall Overcome. The idea is that musicians should give their services free that weekend and have gigs with admission prices as donations to food banks or homeless organisations. Each event would be its own autonomous thing and there’s no hierarchy for permission. It would be nice to know where the event is on and publicise them all centrally. I think it can go further than musicians and gigs, and am hoping to run food drives in work places, youth clubs, football teams, book clubs or wherever.
Here’s what the instigators have to say about it:
We Shall Overcome was set up in the UK but is looking for people to get involved in Ireland, not only to show solidarity but also to give assistance to the homelessness crisis in this country. Over 100 people sleep on the streets of Dublin every night with up to 12% of children living in consistent poverty. So why not do something that weekend, let’s get together and let’s get involved.
You can find out more or get involved at https://thumped.com/bbs/threads/we-shall-overcome.95517/.