As venues continue to permanently close and artists go without income, We Make Events has announced a Global Day of Action on September 30th.
This latest effort comes from the non-profit advocacy group behind the RedAlertRESTART movement that swept across the United States and United Kingdom earlier this month. September 1st saw venues throughout both countries light up in red in support of the Restart Act which would provide much-needed support to live music establishments.
Much like RedAlertRESTART here in the U.S., the Global Day of Action will see venues around the globe light up in red at 8 p.m. local time. Alongside projections and art installations, businesses in over 25 countries will make an urgent plea to their local governments for financial aid as the COVID-19 pandemic still keeps many venues shuttered. In addition to the red venues, shafts of white light will also be beamed into the sky in a display to demonstrate the amount of jobs lost to the shutdown.
For those who don’t have access to a venue but still want to show support for WeMakeEvents and the Global Day of Action, there are plenty of grassroots activities. Through the organization’s website, supporters can write to local representatives and urge them to support the live event industry. Participants can also show their support by wearing red on September 30th as well as using the hashtag #WeMakeEvents on social media.
For more information on the Global Day of Action and WeMakeEvents, head to group’s website.