Raising awareness

Abortion rights concert will be headlined by Sia

Sia (L) performs onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

The organizers of a free concert taking place in Cleveland next month to highlight abortion rights have announced that Sia will headline the event. All Access Coalition, a consortium of notable women’s rights groups that includes Planned Parenthood, The Center for Reproductive Rights, NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, and Whole Women’s Health, among others, is putting on a sweeping production on September 10 that will include satellite events all around the country aimed at calling attention to and supporting abortion rights. Major events will take place simultaneously in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia while the flagship concert where Sia will perform happens in Cleveland. In a statement, the singer explained why she’d signed on to perform in the free concert. “We all need to stand together and be a part of creating the future we hope to see,” Sia said. “There is so much support out there for an inclusive, equitable society that it’s time we showed our collective power.”

Other big names are taking part as well. Ghostbusters and SNL star Leslie Jones will give a comedy performance and pop singer Natalia Lafourcade will also perform. Former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams will host the event. Tickets to all events are completely free.

Read the full story at Billboard.

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