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Let Justice Roll Down - Southeast VT
Come join us! Stand together through singing together - for all people, no matter what race, gender, creed, sexual orientation or national origin. Celebrate our resilience and resistance in these challenging times. Uphold the work of groups leading the fight against hate and injustice.
Artists / songleaders:
Lea Gilmore - Lea is a blues, gospel, and jazz-singing civic activist who has lent her voice, literally and figuratively, to advocacy for the underserved of the world for many years. Essence Magazine named her one of the "25 Women Shaping the World" in 2005. She has worked tirelessly to advance racial justice and bridge divides in her native Baltimore, particularly since the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. www.leagilmore.com. Lea will be accompanied by award-winning blues pianist and vocalist Professor Louie. www.professorlouie.com
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood - creators of the best-selling songbook Rise Up Singing and its 2015 sequel Rise Again (containing 1200 additional songs). Annie & Peter have devoted their lives to spurring change through group singing. Author and activist Studs Terkel called Rise Up Singing a "play-work-fight-freedom hymnal!"
We will be joined by two choruses:
Guilford Church ("9 o'clock") Choir provides spirited song each Sunday at the church under the direction of Andy Irvine, Peter Amidon, and Tony Barrand.
House Blend - a capella songs from around the world. www.houseblend.org/
Copies of the songbook Rise Again will be available to buy or borrow at the concert.
Admission is by a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $5 for children. ("Be generous. Be affordable.") If you cannot afford the online ticket price, email the organizer and reserve a space and give what you can at the door. Note: Online tickets are not mailed out - there will be a will call list at the door.
Let justice roll down like a mighty stream!