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March 25th Benefit Concert of Funk, Folk, Jazz and Spirituals for Nurse Unjustly Fired from Johns Hopkins Hospital

Monday March 25, 2019 – Doors Open 6:30 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m.

Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore

This is What Solidarity Sounds Like!


A benefit concert featuring an eclectic mix of music by Baltimore musicians will be held at Union Baptist Church on March 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. to support nurses’ organizing efforts for better patient care at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


All proceeds will go to RN Vivian Obijekwu who was unjustly fired by the hospital after leading African American nurses on her unit in speaking out for equitable treatment of nursing staff and improvements in patient care. She was terminated shortly after she requested FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) papers so she could care for her baby due in early May.


Musical Program:

Ryan Harvey, “riot folk” artist blending story telling with punk and hip hop stylings

Brooks Long, known for his fresh takes on funk, soul and R&B.

Baltimore Symphony Musicians String and Brass Quintet

performing an original composition, jazz selections and traditional African American spirituals with

Lisa Steltenpohl - Principal Viola

Gregory Mulligan - First Violin

James Umber - Second Violin

Jonathan Jensen - Brass

Rene Shapiro - Assistant Principal Trumpet


Ticket and venue information:


Tickets are available at the door and on line at Benefit Concert Tix

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Free onsite parking.

Wheelchair accessible.


The concert is sponsored by National Nurses United/National Nurses Organizing Committee, Union Baptist Church, Metro Baltimore AFM Local 40-543, BRACE-Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, Teachers and Researchers United Johns Hopkins University, United Workers, Metro Baltimore Council AFL-CIO, and AFL-CIO.



Jennie Lu

Phone: 1 213-453-0650

Martha Wallner

Phone: 1 510-273-2264