Steve Van Zandt to Host Livestream Event Honoring Teachers with Guests Eddie Vedder, Margo Price, Whoopi Goldberg and More
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Van Zandt and TeachRock will present its “Stand With Teachers” virtual holiday fundraising event streaming 8pm on Monday, December 21.
The special will feature appearances by Eddie Vedder and Margo Price as well as appearances by Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Whoopi Goldberg, Melle Mel, Tom Morello, Edward Norton, Vincent Pastore, Maureen Van Zandt along with Trønd Fausa Aurvåg and Steinar Sagen of Lilyhammer. Stand With Teachers will be produced by Steven Van Zandt and TeachRock.org, the education component of his Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.
“Being an educator has never been easy, but 2020 posed greater challenges than any schools have ever faced. And, as usual, teachers rose to the occasion,” said Van Zandt. “When schools shut down overnight, teachers rallied and moved classes online. But that’s not all–like the essential workers they are, teachers continue to risk their health to serve students and families, be it to distribute tech to keep students connected, or meals to help families in need. Teachers are the plainclothes superheroes in our midst. They deserve to be heard and celebrated, and that’s why we’re going to Stand With Teachers on December 21st.”
#StandWithTeachers is a call-to-action to support TeachRock’s direct work with teachers, and encourage people to support teachers and students in their local communities. The virtual fundraising event on December 21 will honor educators and for their ongoing dedication to children throughout 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the program will aim to expand online arts integration support to teachers and students forced to cope with remote learning. Viewers are asked to tweet along while watching the special and record a video of themselves saying: I am (your name) and I stand with teachers because…”and to share it on social media and tag TeachRock and #StandWithTeachers and Teachrock will repost it alongside the celebrity videos as well.
Ticket prices range from $25.00-$150.00 and are now available to purchase by visiting teachrock.org/standwithteachers. Ticket purchases are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Ticket holders will also be available to stream on-demand for three days following the pre-recorded streaming on December 21. All ticket-holders are invited to stick around following the one-hour event for a special edition Renegade Nation Holiday Video Jukebox.