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NATIONAL ACTION: Cancel the Concert

January 26, 2018

 

We are calling on our fellow Black sisters, our allies, comrades, and partners, across the nation to support Black women and girls by taking action now to cancel the R Kelly concert at the Highline Ballroom and the appearance at FREQ Club in New York City on Saturday January 27th.  

 

 

1.  Flood the Highline Ballroom with calls

 

     Main number: (212) 414 – 5994

     Call Press Manager Jeff Mann (212) 997 – 4555  

     Email: Jeffmann@highlineballroom.com

     Tweet @HLBallroom

 

2.  Tweet at the supporters and DJs responsible for Saturday’s FREQ Concert.  Tell them to #MuteRKelly            and cancel the show

 

     Power105.1 Radio @power1051

     DJ Suss One         @DJSussone

     DJ J Will                @DJwillBX

     DJ Exeqtive           @DJExeqtive

 

3.  WE ALMOST HAVE 1,000 SIGNATURES!

     Add your name to Black Women's Blueprint Open Letter demanding that FREQ NYC shut down R. Kelly.

 

4.  Sign the petition demanding Sony Records Drop R. Kelly.

 

Sample Scripts

 

Sample Voicemail:

Hello, I am calling due to (venue name) decision to allow R. Kelly, a man who has a 25 year history of sexually preying upon and abusing women and girls, perform on (date and time). I am demanding that you stand with Black women and girls and cancel the concert.  If the concert is not cancelled, we will not be silent.  We will ensure that folks know that you are endorsing a known sexual predator solely for your profit.

 

Sample Email:

 

Dear Jeff Mann,

 

I am emailing concerning the upcoming performance of R. Kelly at the Highline on Saturday January 27th at 11pm.  As you may not be aware, R. Kelly has been subject to four publicly filed lawsuits - three by teenage girls – and was indicted for making child pornography, having sex with and urinating into the mouth of a 14-year-old girl.  The appalling abuse by R. Kelly is not an isolated incident; in the U.S. Black girls are disproportionately the victims of sexual violence with nearly 60% reporting experiencing unwanted sexual contact before the age of 18. Allowing R. Kelly to continue to prosper, tour and make economic gain is condoning sexual violence.

 

I am asking you to stand with survivors and shut down the R. Kelly concert.  If the concert is not cancelled, we will not be silent.  We will ensure that folks know that you are endorsing a known sexual predator solely for your profit.

 

Sincerely,

 

Your Name

 

 

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