[PAST EVENT] Songs of Freedom: A Civil Rights Concert

August 28, 2020
7pm - 9pm
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Professors Hermine Pinson, Leah Glenn, and Jacqui McLendon are featured in SONGS OF FREEDOM, a civil rights concert dedicated to Rep.John Lewis (1940-2020)

Keynote Poet:

Dr. Luisa A. Igloria, Virginia's Poet Laureate


Regie Cabico (HBO's Def Poetry Jam)

Leah Glenn Dance Theatre

YELXPERIL-Matt Nguyen-Ngo

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.