FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL, June 12, 2008 - Following on the heels of the success from their first album Voices For Peace, the Voices For organization is proud to announce the release of their follow up album, Voices For Tolerance. Voices For Tolerance is intended to promote acceptance and diversity through out the anime community and the world at large.
Tracks will include covers of All the Same, Do You Realize?, Imagine, Ich Bin Ein Auslander, Beautiful, One of Us, and others as well as a new original song, Could Be An Angel, by Vic Mignogna (Full Metal Alchemist, DNAngel).
Vocals for Voices for Tolerance are performed by Greg Ayres (Beck, Nerima Daikon Bros), Chris Ayres (Gantz, Speedgrapher), Chris Patton (Full Metal Panic, Kanon), Brittney Karbowski (Full Metal Panic, Kanon), Mike McFarland (Beck, Full Metal Alchemist), Tiffany Grant (Evangelion, Full Metal Alchemist), Carli Mosier-Faigen (Nerima Daikon Bros, Magikano), Amanda Winn Lee (Gunsmith Cats, Evangelion), Brett Weaver (Macross, One Piece), and Voices For Founder and former anime director/producer/artist, Jan Scott-Frazier.
Music for the album was performed by Dale Tippett, Jr., Jon Sugerman, Rich "#4" Aszling, Justin Smith and Augustin Jaramillo. Additional music tracks were supplied by Mike McFarland (Chile, Black Boys on Mopeds), PLID (People Are People), and Vic Mignogna (Could be an Angel).
Doug Smith (ADV, Studio Ironcat), Steve Bennett IV (Studio Aoyama, Studio Ironcat), and and Kevin Bolk (Interrobang Studios) are once again supplying artwork for the album. Joining the artistic ranks for the Tolerance album are Max Vitaly Lorenzo and Alicia Vogel (Aikido Al).
Proceeds from the album will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcetner.org <http://www.splcetner.org/> ) and ActionAid International USA (http://www.actionaidusa.org/).
The album has been submitted to the distributor, CDBaby.com and will be available for download within 2 - 4 weeks (late June - mid July). The album will be available through iTunes as well in approximately the same amount of time. Release of the album on CD is slated for release in upcoming months. For more information see www.voicesfor.org <http://www.voicesfor.org/>
Voices For, a non-profit organization, is a collaborative effort founded by Jan Scott-Frazier in the hopes of bringing attention and support to vital and socially-responsible organizations around the globe. Through organizing the efforts of artists, performers and other members of the anime industry, Voices For will serve the needs of local as well as international efforts towards peace, health, tolerance and recovery.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups. Throughout its history, SPLC has worked to make the nation's Constitutional ideals a reality. The SPLC legal department fights all forms of discrimination and works to protect society's most vulnerable members, handling innovative cases that few lawyers are willing to take. The SPLC Intelligence Project monitors hate groups and tracks extremist activity throughout the U.S. To combat the causes of hate, SPLC in 1991 established Teaching Tolerance, an educational program to help K-12 teachers foster respect and understanding in the classroom.
ActionAid International USA's (AAI USA) mission is to create change on behalf of poor and disenfranchised people worldwide. In so doing, AAI USA advocates reforms that speak directly to decision-makers on key policies such as poverty reduction, trade, education, agriculture, and the expenditure of federal, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank funds. Much of AAI USA's work revolves around themes deemed essential for global change, including global governance and international finance; food and hunger; HIV/AIDS; and education. Located in over 40 countries worldwide, AAI and its 2,000+ partners, fight poverty and injustice on a global level.
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