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
Rob Cogorno and Jeffrey Nelson
Angela J. Davis
The Board of Directors of JusticeAid
Sunday, September 18, 4 PM,
On Sunday, September 18th, at The Riverside Church of the City of New York, we held our Spring Public Forum, Erasure: 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.