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Kandace Springs

Kandace Springs’ musical melding of soul, jazz, and pop draws its inspiration from years of musical traditions, and yet somehow her sound is still revolutionary. The Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and pianist shows off immense talent on her debut release, Soul Eyes. Her remake of Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” attracted the attention of Prince, who asked her to perform with him for the 30th-anniversary concert of Purple Rain. Known for her smoky voice and dramatic phrasing, her second album, Indigo, was released in March 2018. Kandace’s live JusticeAid performances for the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center, Civil Rights Corps, and Essie Justice Project inspired all in attendance.

Follow Kandace on Facebook to learn more.

Kandace’s Website
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Somi

Somi, the American born jazz chanteuse of Rwandan and Ugandan descent, is a gift to American and world music. In addition to founding a nonprofit organization and serving as a TED Global Fellow, Somi writes and records music that tells the often ignored stories of diverse ethnic communities, reflecting on crucial issues like transnationalism, cultural differences, assimilation, and gentrification. Learn more about Somi and her music through Facebook.

Somi’s Website

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Dar Williams

Dar Williams is no stranger to the stage, having been described by The New Yorker as “…one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” In a career spanning more than two decades, and marked most recently with the release of her ninth studio album, Emerald, Williams sings about her experiences encountering a range of important sociopolitical issues, from gender and race to LGBTQ rights and much more. In addition to crafting her own folk-focused sound, Williams is a steadfast activist for equality in all forms. Follow Dar Williams on Facebook for more.

Dar’s Website
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Ruby Amanfu

Ruby Amanfu doesn’t need a Berklee College of Music education to prove that she’s an incomparable talent, but she does have that, too. In addition, Amanfu has worked alongside Beyonce, Jack White, Brittany Howard, and Chris Thile, just to name a few. Her sound is as eclectic as her own background. Amanfu was born in Ghana, raised in Nashville, and has performed throughout the world. Listen to Ruby’s soulful and deeply sincere sound and you’ll hear hints of pop, soul, R&B, and more. Follow Ruby Amanfu on Twitter here.

Ruby’s Website
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Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center

Since its founding in 1994, the Mental Health Project’s team of attorneys, social workers, advocates, and peers has assisted thousands of New Yorkers with mental health challenges to retain their housing, obtain disability benefits, assert their rights to discharge planning, obtain supportive housing and transition back into their communities from prison or jail.

Last year, MHP’s dedicated advocates provided direct legal representation, consultative advice, education, and social work services to more than 5,000 New York City residents with mental illnesses.

MHP’s focus areas include eviction prevention, disability benefits advocacy, discharge planning advocacy, reentry support, guardianship/advance directives, and systemic criminal justice advocacy. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter for more information and updates on their incredible efforts to help those in need.

MHP’s focus areas include eviction prevention, disability benefits advocacy, discharge planning advocacy, reentry support, guardianship/advance directives, and systemic criminal justice advocacy.

PROTECTING THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
MHP WEBSITE
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