Since the band's founding at a book convention in Anaheim in 1992, the Rock Bottom Remainders have raised over $2 Million to support a variety of causes.
Proceeds from the Anaheim show at the American Library Association (ALA) conventionwill provide scholarships for graduate students in library and information studies, including Spectrum Scholarship Program, the ALA’s national diversity and recruitment effort. It’s designed to address the under-representation of ethnic librarians, while bringing attention to larger diversity issues. The Anaheim show is limited to attendees of the ALA convention.
Proceeds from the El Rey show will support the following:
Downtown Women's Center
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) provides permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, while also advocating for an end to homelessness. Founded in 1978, DWC is the only resource in Los Angeles that is exclusively dedicated to serving the unique needs of homeless and very low-income women in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row community.
The Midnight Mission
Established in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers a path to self-sufficiency for men, women and children who have lost everything. Their emergency services, 12-step recovery program, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. The Mission provides the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities.
Emerging Author Series at Live Talks Los Angeles
Live Talks Los Angeles features live conversations with prominent writers, artists, actors, musicians, scientists, influencers and business thought leaders in various venues in Los Angeles. The emerging author event, commencing in early 2013 will feature newer voices -- emerging fiction and non-fiction authors – in conversation with more established writers. These events will be free to the public.