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Justice for All - New Hampshire
Come join us! We will lift our voices in solidarity and sing for the rights, dignity, and safety of all in our region irrespective of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin. This concert provides a chance for community groups and faith congregations across Southern New Hampshire to affirm our shared commitment to justice for all and to shed a light on the critical work many are doing for social justice every day.
This concert is a benefit for NAACP Manchester chapter (Unit 2069)
Download flyer: You can print off downloadable pdfs for both color & b&w flyers - links are at the bottom left hand corner of this page.
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.
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!"
Joining us will be award-winning blues pianist and vocalist Professor Louie. www.professorlouie.com
You can purchase tickets on this event page or at the door. (Note: Online tickets are handled by a "will call" list. No paper tickets are mailed out.)
At the door admission is for a suggested donation of $20 for adults, $10 students/low income and $5 for those under 18 ("Be generous, be affordable!") No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you can give more, you'll help support others with less to come.
Copies of Rise Again will be available to borrow or buy during this singalong concert. If you have a copy of Rise Up Singing or Rise Again, bring it with you.
Let justide roll down like a mighty stream!