Voices for Justice: An Evening of Art, Hope, and Resilience is our first-ever virtual spoken word event and fundraiser, on Thursday, May 28, from 6 – 8 PM PST. This event is about breaking the silence that shrouds issues like mass incarceration, criminal justice disparities, and the impact of COVID-19 on the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated.
Throughout the night artists will be speaking truth to power through a blend of spoken word pieces— both poems and personal stories that speak to the need for justice, liberation, and healing in our families and communities. All gifts made during the event will raise money for Root & Rebound’s work on the frontlines, supporting communities most impacted by mass incarceration as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our featured artist is Grammy-nominated recording artist and two-time national poetry slam champion, Sekou Andrews, one of the most successful spoken word poets in the world.
Sekou is a school-teacher turned Grammy-nominated recording artist and two-time national poetry slam champion. He’s innovated a new category of public speaking called “Poetic Voice,” that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry.
We’ll also hear from a range of dynamic poets and artists, including:
Jada Parra • Truvette Hollinquest • De’Jone Watts • Indigo Mateo • Janessa Robinson • Dena Rod • Janae Newsom • Cece Jordan • Ciera Jevae • Douglas Jessop • Mykia Washington • Watani & Larry Stiner • Ayodele Nzinga • Teshone Jones (MC)
We hope you’ll drop by on May 28th to celebrate and uplift art dedicated to radical change!
Many thanks to our sponsors: