October 09, 2013


Protest at Carnegie Hall Putin’s guy to headline Oct. 10 Carnegie Hall concert Send the Russian government and president Vladimir Putin a message - Get rid of those anti-gay laws, stop repressing dissent! 57th St. & 7th Ave. Thursday Oct. 10 6:30 – 7:30 PM (The protest is *before* the 7:30 concert.) While conditions in Russia under Putin are worsening for LGBT people and political dissidents, Putin is using culture as public relations to whitewash human rights abuses. Valery Gergiev, the concert’s conductor, is a classical music star making millions as a major supporter of Putin, touring the world as a Russian cultural ambassador. Gergiev has refused to condemn his patron, Putin. Join the protest and turn up the heat! Carnegie Hall’s management knows what’s going on in Russia. Why haven’t they raised their voice against Putin? Protest at Carnegie Hall, 57th St. & 7th Ave Thursday Oct. 10 6:30-7:30 PM