The lineup for JusticeAid’s spring concert is nothing short of spectacular.
Bessie! Empress of the Blues celebrates the legacy of jazz and blues vocalist Bessie Smith with an eclectic group of pioneering singer-songwriters whose origins and influences span the entire globe. The event will be hosted by Emmy Award winner Mark Ruffin with performances by Paula Cole, Valerie Simpson, Nona Hendryx, Terri Lyne Carrington, Madeleine Peyroux, Allan Harris, Morley, and Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks.
Enjoy an intimate music concert with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a full dinner.
100% of ticket sales and sponsorships will provide unrestricted funds for JusticeAid’s 2022 grantee partner, SMYAL.
Consider sponsoring a table for 10 for your law firm, business, or group of music-loving friends!
Now, let’s meet the artists!
LGBTQ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth, according to a study conducted by the University of Chicago.
To address this issue, JusticeAid grantee partner SMYAL has launched two low-barrier housing programs and a mental health counseling department for LGBTQ youth. SMYAL also conducts culturally competent training for housing providers who support LGBTQ youth.
Good to Know!
We’re learning about Women’s History Month, a national observance created by Congress in 1987 — but with roots that go much deeper, starting with suffragists fighting for women to get the vote in the early 20th century. “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” is this year’s theme, which not only pays tribute to the continual efforts of caregivers and frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic but also recognizes the numerous ways women of various cultures across the globe have been providing healing and hope all through human history.
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.
We’re excited to share that JusticeAid has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid!
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.