Dragonette to perform at Journalists for Human Rights fundraising gala on September 25

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Dragonette, the Juno Award-winning Toronto band best known for its hit song "Pick up the phone," will perform at this year's Night for Rights fundraising party for Journalists for Human Rights.

"We're happy to be able to give our support to Journalists for Human Rights.  We really believe in what they're doing and are excited to be a part of their fundraising drive," said Dan Kurtz, the bassist and producer for Dragonette. "Of course it's also always super fun to be able to play a show in our hometown!"

The event – on Thursday, September 25 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto – will also feature a guest DJ set by Torquil Campbell of the band Stars, along with an amazing silent auction, premium bar and snacks.

Lisa LaFlamme, chief anchor at CTV national news, and Masai Ujiri, general manager of the Toronto Raptors, will co-chair the event, which will be hosted by Reshmi Nair of CBC News Network.

So pick up the phone – or rather your mouse – and get your tickets today at night4rights.com

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is a unique Canadian charity that helps reporters in some of the world's most challenging places report on local issues to raise human rights awareness and make people's lives better. Since 2002, JHR has trained over 12,500 journalists whose stories have reached over 50 million people. JHR currently has projects in Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Northern Ontario.

SOURCE: jhr (Journalists for Human Rights)

For further information: Danny Glenwright, Executive Director, JHR, Danny@jhr.ca, 416-413-0240 x 207

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