Photos: Robby Klein/Courtesy of the artist

JusticeAid Fall Benefit Concert for SMYAL

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, 7 PM  |  City Winery  |  1350 Okie St. NE
Washington, DC 20002  |  Google map

JusticeAid invites you to enjoy an intimate evening with Nashville-based pianist and vocalist, Kandace Springs. 100% of ticket sales and sponsorships will provide unrestricted funds for JusticeAid’s 2022 grantee partner, SMYAL (Supporting Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders).

“Soul Eyes”
“Pearls” (Official Video)

With heartfelt thanks



  • All tickets include sparkling beverage and hors d’oeuvres; three-course dinner with assorted beverages (wine, beer, sodas, juice); coffee/tea.



  • All sponsor tables include tickets, choice seating, and name recognition per desired sponsorship level.  
  • Includes: sparkling beverages and hors d’oeuvres; three-course dinner with assorted beverages (wine, beer, sodas, juice); coffee/tea.



  • Can’t attend but want to lend support? Contributions of $500 and up will receive recognition in the program.


Please consider a table sponsorship (10 tickets per table) for your law firm, company, or group of friends! Download opportunities here or contact me. Thank you!

Jenny Chandler, JusticeAid Managing Director

JusticeAid was formed in 2013 around a simple but profound idea: To promote justice through the arts and public engagement.

Since then, our merry band of music lovers and civil rights advocates have been raising money to support powerful tipping point organizations fighting injustice and inequality. We give dollar for dollar of every contribution we raise in our outstanding concerts to our grantee partners. In addition, our free educational public forums help raise awareness through conversations with trusted voices—individuals on the cutting edge of eradicating barriers to justice, especially for the marginalized and underserved members of our society. 

Please join us! Come to our events, spread the word, and support the work we do with tickets and financial contributions as you are able to deliver, so we can continue advancing the struggle. Your money will be well spent!

Mark Rochon, Host Committee Chair
Carl Baloney
Betsy Biben
Barry Boss
Trent Brooks
Rob Cogorno and Jeffrey Nelson
Angela J. Davis
Anne DiRosa
Jocko Fajardo
Pat McGlone
Karen Thomas
The Board of Directors of JusticeAid

SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood. Learn more about SMYAL here.

Sunday, September 18, 4 PM, 

On Sunday, September 18th, at The Riverside Church of the City of New York, we held our Spring Public ForumErasure: The Otherization of Queerness. TransLash Media creator and Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, Imara Jones, set the stage for a discussion, “Freedom to Be Queer: Overcoming Marginalization, Criminalization, and Erasure” with panelists Ceyenne Doroshow, Founder and Executive Director of G.L.I.T.S.; Charles King, CEO, Housing Works; and Adrian Mora, an LGBTQ youth and congregant of The Riverside Church. The Resistance Revival Chorus and jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker performed and helped us celebrate openness, acceptance, and tolerance.

This event marked JusticeAid’s fourth partnership with the historic Riverside Church, an interdenominational, interracial, and international congregation in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. A focal point of global and national activism since its inception, The Riverside Church has a long history of social justice; Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his Beyond Vietnam sermon there on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination.

See wrap-up and gallery.

Forum Wrap-Up