Songs of Freedom: A Civil Rights Concert
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- Open to the public
Dr. Luisa A. Igloria, Virginia's Poet Laureate
Regie Cabico (HBO's Def Poetry Jam)
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre
Dr. Isaiah M. Wooden of Brandeis University
Alumni: Anthony Elopre, Ameya Jammi, BJ Minor, Branden Polk, Alana Canty-Samuel, Jamar Jones, Kristin Hopkins, Syreeta Mack, Xavi Soto-Burgos, Christopher Michael Richardson
Professors: Leah Glenn, Jacqui McLendon, Harris Simon, and Hermine Pinson
Students: Marcus Bengzon, Quan Chau, Sumie Yotsukura
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). Especially dedicated to the memory of the late Rep. John Lewis (1940-2020), donations for the concert will support 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.
Directed and produced by Francis Tanglao Aguas. Produced by Madison Hauser '19, and Margot Flanders '22.