Your support for JusticeAid right now gives LGBTQ youth a chance for a brighter, healthier, and safer future. 100% of ticket sales to JusticeAid’s Spring benefit concert, Bessie! Empress of the Blues, on May 16, 2022, will go to JusticeAid’s 2022 grantee partner, SMYAL (Supporting Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders)—the premier Washington, DC area organization solely dedicated to supporting queer & trans youth ages 6-24.

Can’t Join Us in NYC?

Be a Justice Ally Sponsor with a donation of $250 or more.
Last call for recognition in the concert program!

SMYAL’s virtual and in-person programs provide a safe, welcoming place for LGBTQ youth to be who they are, along with the tools, resources, and support they need to develop as leaders and advocates for social change.

If You Can Make It to NYC…

Join us for JusticeAid’s Spring benefit concert at City Winery on May 16th— a tribute to the irrepressible jazz and blues vocalist Bessie Smith. Tickets start at $250 and include hors d’oeuvres, a 3-course dinner, wine, beer, and assorted beverages.

Please show proof of vaccination at the door.

Read about the musical artists: Paula Cole, Valerie Simpson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Nona Hendrix, Madeleine Peyroux, Allan Harris, Morley, Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks, and Samara Joy.

JusticeAid is grateful to these event sponsors:
We’re Listening to…

Madeleine Peyroux’s “Don’t Wait too Long (Live)”—from her 2021 release, Careless Love Deluxe Anniversary Edition.

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.