AFWP Hosts THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PEACE 11/6

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Artists for World Peace (AFWP) today announced its Second International Festival of Peace: AFWP on Broadway, a benefit concert to support AFWP's humanitarian programs. The one-night-only event begins at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at the Helen Mills Theater, 139 West 26th Street, New York City. Festivities will include a cocktail party as well as the performance.

Wendy Black-Nasta, founder and director of AFWP, said Mamma Mia! cast members Sharone Sayegh and Rachel Frankenthal will produce the artsy soiree, featuring original work by the artists as well as Broadway favorites and classics performed by cast members of current Broadway hits. Each dancer will wear the International Peace Belt during his or her performance. Designed and built by Wendy Black-Nasta, its completion in 2003 led to the foundation of Artists for World Peace. The coins and gems in the sterling silver belt represent 125 countries.

The generosity of the contributing Broadway performers is overwhelming, said Black-Nasta. She anticipates that their efforts will result in an outstanding fund-raiser for the organization, whose projects include completing a community health center in Tanzania and funding a scholarship program for students in the United States who are majoring in the arts. To learn more about what AFWP does, log on to www.artistsforworldpeace.org.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are available online at www.artistsforworldpeace.org. Tickets are $100 per person. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and seating is limited.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: AFWP on Broadway will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at 8:30 p.m. Cocktails and light fare will be served from 8:30-9:30 p.m., and the performers will take the stage from 9:30-10:30 p.m.

ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE

Founded in 2003, Artists for World Peace (AFWP) is a nonprofit fund-raising and grant-making foundation located in Middletown, Conn. We create opportunities for artists to work for social justice and help raise funds to benefit humanitarian causes internationally. Our goal is to feed the hungry, house the poor, and encourage the world to become a more peaceful place for all, working one person, one family, and one community at a time.
Through performance, financial awards, scholarships, and partnerships, AFWP works with other like-minded individuals and organizations to encourage civic engagement in the communities where we have created partnerships and build advocacy for social justice worldwide. We do this from an artist-centered perspective and as members of the global arts community.

Since its inception in 2003, AFWP has

Raised more than $500,000 through inspirational fund-raisers and events to benefit children and families whose lives are dominated by poverty, illness, and limited economic, political, and social access.

Supported 112 performances in 22 countries through our work with the International Peace Belt and the salon series One Concert, One Child.

Collaborated with 200+ visual and performing artists in raising funds to support humanitarian projects.

Provided ongoing educational and living expenses for 13 children in five countries through the Children of Peace Project.

Built meaningful partnerships with institutions, including the Good Hope Trust and Lukundane Co-op, Kibosho, Tanzania; the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota; the Santa Clara Orphanage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bethesda Evangelical Mission, Les Cayes, Haiti; the Sera Je Monastery and Secondary School, Bylakuppe, South India; Center School, East Hampton, Connecticut; and Half the Sky Foundation, China.

For further information, please visit www.artistsforworldpeace.org.

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