WEDNESDAY 9AM: Protest Outside Sony Music HQ in NYC Demands RCA Records #MuteRKelly; Protect Black Girls

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 — 9:00am ET
CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com
WEDNESDAY 9AM: Protest Outside Sony Music HQ in NYC Demands RCA Records #MuteRKelly; Protect Black Girls
Groups Rally Outside Sony Music HQ, Deliver 217,000+ Signatures to Sony Music Demanding RCA Records Drop R. Kelly
NEW YORK — On Wednesday, January 16th, advocates from #MuteRKelly, Black Women’s Blueprint, Care2, Color of Change, CREDO, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC and UltraViolet, will rally outside Sony Music’s HQ in Manhattan, calling on Sony Music and its subsidiary, RCA Records to immediately drop R. Kelly in the wake of the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, which details Kelly’s decades of sexual abuse perpetrated against young Black women and girls, and those in the music industry who have not only enabled him, but profited from him.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 16th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET
WHERE: Sony Music / RCA Records HQs, 25 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10010
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Joanne N. Smith, Founder & President of Girls for Gender Equity; Jamilah Lemieux, Writer/Cultural Critic (“Surviving R. Kelly”); Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, Director of Organizing, Color of Change; Sharaya Tindal, Communications Campaign Manager, Black Women’s Blueprint; and Natalie Green, Spokesperson and Communications Manager, UltraViolet.
LOCAL CONTACT:  Natalie Green | (609) 972-9043
At the protest, dubbed the “Rally to MuteRKelly/Protect Black Girls,” advocates will deliver petitions signed by more than 217,394 people demanding RCA Records drop R. Kelly. The protesters will also present Sony Music and RCA Records with a “Record Label of Shame” award.

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