On Monday, May 16th, a full house of JusticeAid friends, fans, and sponsors came together at City Winery NYC for a live concert, Bessie! Empress of the Blues, to benefit JusticeAid’s 2022 grantee partner, SMYAL (Supporting Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), an organization that supports and empowers LGBTQ youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region and across the nation.

The concert is on track to raise $200,000 with 100% of ticket sales, donations, and sponsorships directly benefitting SMYAL. Your support will help SMYAL expand its accessible and affirming housing, mental health counseling, and virtual communities serving queer and trans youth. 

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JusticeAid believes in the power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. All donations this year until the end of October will support SMYAL’s programs for LGBTQ youth.

JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. Each year we identify and raise funds for justice causes by hosting music, arts, and educational events. Since 2013 JusticeAid has granted more than 1.5 million dollars to nonprofits working to ensure access to justice for the disenfranchised and marginalized. Our grantee partners are fighting racist voter suppression and racist policing, working to end mass incarceration and inhumane immigration practices, ensuring access to legal services, and addressing the criminalization and hatred of others.