Specially dedicated to the memory of the late Rep. John Lewis (1940-2020), donations for the concert will support our arts and education initiatives for BIPOC and minoritized HS students for arts immersion and support towards college pathways.
Virginia's newly appointed Poet Laureate Dr. Luisa A. Igloria will be delivering the keynote poetry reading.
songs of freedom: a concert for civil rights
Various diverse artists gather to offer song, dance, and poetry to commemorate civil rights milestones of August 28 like the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech (1963), and the death anniversary of Emmett Till (1955.)
In Honor of Representative John Lewis
DIRECTED BY FRANCIS TANGLAO AGUAS
PRODUCED BY MADISON HAUSER
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: MARGOT FLANDERS
AUG 28. 7pm (EST).
Featuring: Marcus Bengzon, Xavi Soto-Burgos, Regie Cabico, Alana Canty-Samuel, Quan Chau, Wilma Consul, Leah Glenn, Kristin Hopkins, Luisa A. Igloria, Ameya King, Jamar Jones, Syreeta Mack, Jacquelyn McLendon, BJ Minor, Matt Nguyen-Ngo, Christopher Page, Hermine Pinson, Branden Polk, Christopher Richardson, Harris Simon, Isaiah M. Wooden, and Sumie Yotsukura
"if you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it" - Representative John Lewis