This performance was a highlight of the "Raise Your Voice" Concert convened at the Lincoln Center Kaplan Penthouse in New York City. It features the artistry of Shun-Yang Lee, then an award-winning student pianist at the Bard Conservatory of Music — playing Andante, by Johannes Brahms.
Timed on the eve of the United Nations MDGs Summit in September, 2010, this Concert raised awareness about the deep connections between all eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the core Goals of Child & Maternal Health, MDGs 4 & 5. This video demonstrates how the Concert also shared a wide-screen photo-journalism series depicting these connections. Many of the photos and texts in this series have later been included in the new NIGH video, “Daring, Caring & Sharing.”
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This Concert was Co-Sponsored by CoNGO, the Congress of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations and by the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH), one of the Founders of the 2010 International Year of the Nurse / Florence Nightingale Centennial, dedicated to advocating for the achievement of all eight UN MDGs.
In 2008 & 2009, Asoka Roy’s family created a Platinum Sponsorship of the Nightingale Declaration Campaign to honor the memory of their sister — a pioneering nurse & midwife in both India & the United States. Projects developed from this contribution included an India-wide outreach of the Nightingale Declaration dedicated to Asoka’s memory.
See: An Indian Nightingale
Generous Support of Drs. Rustum & Della Roy