News Brief 2/29/2012, Adar 6, 5772
Sabbath Manifesto Calls For National Day of Unplugging
A project called the Sabbath Manifesto is calling for a "National Day of Unplugging" in the United States from sundown on March 23rd to sundown on March 24th. According to the project's website, "the Sabbath Manifesto was created by a group of Jewish artists in search of a modern way to observe a weekly day of rest."
The group will host a conference at the annual SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas called "Tech Detox: Can You Survive a Day Without Technology?" on March 11th followed by an "unplugged party". Admission to the party is free, but all party-goers must first check their cell phones at the door.
This will be the third National Day of Unplugging that the group is holding. Last year's "Unplug Challenge" was covered by journalists from CNN, the New York Times, and other major media outlets.