‘RiseUp AS ONE’ concert bridges U.S.-Mexico border

10/15/2016 The San Diego Union-Tribune

Their voices rising in English and Spanish, an all-star cast of performers called for building bridges -not walls- during a Saturday concert in San Diego by the U.S. border.

The outdoor concert, called “RiseUp AS ONE,” was a celebration of immigration, cultural diversity and Latin identity- and a call for political participation- before an audience of 15,000 people gathered as the sun went down by the border fence in Otay Mesa.

The message reached a far broader audience, as the concert was broadcast live nationally and streamed worldwide by the event’s hosts, the Spanish-language television network Univision and Fusion, a cable channel and digital platform aimed at English-speaking millennials.

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