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Traveling Musician Joins In Local Humanitarian Cause

Claire Bates is an itinerant folksinger and social advocate heading to Fort Wayne to take part in The Friends of the Third World's Refugee Benefit Concert this Monday, January 6th, at the downtown public library.

No stranger to communicating needs for change, Bates wants everyone to experience peace and dignity, and has spent the last six years assisting others in clariying conflicts since becoming a social worker.

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The social factors impacting refugees and their pressing needs will be addressed at the upcoming Benefit hosted by Friends of the Third World.

Earlier this week WBOI's Julia Meek contacted Bates by phone to talk about the combined passions driving her creativity.

 Event Information:

Refugee Benefit Concert
@The Downtown Public Library, Fort Wayne 
Monday, January 6th, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For more event information visit The Friends of the Third World Benefit event page.

You can learn more about Claire Bates and her music at her website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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