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Livestream: Defend the Defenders

Musicians from Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band and Guster Join Peruvian Indigenous Leaders, Advocate End to Illegal Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest

Washington D.C.— James Valentine (Maroon 5), Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) and Adam Gardner (Guster) join with Peruvian Indigenous leader Diana Rios for a special event co-hosted by the D.C. Environmental Film Festival at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, DC today at 7:30 pm. A special acoustic performance and discussion about the threat posed by illegal logging to the Amazon, its inhabitants, and the world at large will be livestreamed by REVERB.

Recently returning from their trip to Peru, the musicians will share what they learned from indigenous leaders on the front lines of defending the rainforest during the premiere of the Environmental Investigation Agency’s and REVERB’s documentary Antamiki. Amongst other powerful voices, the film features Diana Rios, a leader of the Asheninka community of Saweto, who will share her story of incredible loss and resilience in the ongoing fight against illegal loggers in the Amazon.

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The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a Washington DC-based nonprofit that seeks to identify and implement specific solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. Our campaigns to protect endangered wildlife, forests, and the global climate operate at the intersection between increasing global demand and trade and the accelerating loss of natural resources and species.

REVERB is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering millions of individuals to take action toward a better future for people and the planet. Uniting around the music we love, tackling the environmental and social issues we face, REVERB has worked with dozens of artists and millions of fans to create real, positive change for the environment and communities around them.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993, our mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.

Contact: Lindsay Moran, EIA, (202) 253-0006 lmoran@eia-global.org

Lauren Sullivan, REVERB, (718) 781-7983 lauren@reverb.org

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