On April 1, 2020 we began our fundraiser for The Silence Is Broken (SIB). We conclude our fundraiser at the end of February 2021 with a tribute to Black History and Black Music. We invite all who have not watched our The Silence Is Broken concert movie and our Dave Glasser Quintet double feature to please take this time and watch. All who have seen it before, please share it with your friends, families, coworkers and neighbors. We need your help and we appreciate your support.
We began our work to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS as it affects black women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 43% of new HIV diagnosis are among African Americans and 59% of new diagnosis among women are African American. There is still something to talk about here among all populations.
As we grow SIB, we realize and we see The Silence Is Broken as not just about a singular issue rather as an anthem and call to action to defend and support causes and social disparities that demand a resolution, a cure. It is our firm belief that creativity and arts activism can be more healing and create more resources helpful to more people around the globe with more equity going to more issues that you care about. Your support directly allows us to do our work. Watching our concerts allows your dollars to go farther to support the issues close to your heart.
The Silence Is Broken (SIB), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, uses the creative and performing arts, as tools, to rally communities and inspire investment in them to cure issues once labeled intractable. We work with organizations and artists to make our docu-concerts films. Together, we can cure any social malady.
G. Patrick Gandy - Creator, Producer
Patricia Gandy - Producer, Counsel