For Immediate Release
JusticeAid Celebrates Ten Years and $2+ Million;Announces Fall Benefit Concert with Tank and the Bangas on October 16 at Washington D.C.’s The Hamilton Benefitting 2023 Grantee Partner, Black Voters Matter
Tickets on-sale now with various price points and sponsorship levels available Washington, D.C. – September 5 – JusticeAid, a nonprofit group founded by civil rights advocates and music lovers, is hitting a milestone anniversary this year and celebrating with a benefit concert featuring Tank and the Bangas on October 16 in D.C. at The Hamilton. Tickets are available at a variety of levels, and all money raised will go to JusticeAid’s 2023 Grantee Partner, Black Voters Matter (BVM).
The New Orleans-based collective, Tank and the Bangas, fronted by the infectious wordplay of Tarriona “Tank” Ball, flows freely of genres; a firestorm of jazz, funk, rock, and gospel influences with a twist of music-adjacent touches from Disney cartoons and Japanese anime. From their grand entrance to the world stage as the winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest—and subsequent GRAMMY nomination—to their current tenure as an in-demand headlining act and music festival favorite, Tank and the Bangas’ eclectic and electric sound initiates lifelong fans upon first listen.
In 2013, JusticeAid was created with a singular focus: to raise money for civil rights organizations through the power of the arts. In the ten years since, JusticeAid has raised over 2 million dollars for effective nonprofits fighting to protect civil rights. A circle of donors covers JusticeAid’s operating costs so that 100% of donors’ gifts, including proceeds from concerts, supports JusticeAid’s grantee partners. Learn more at jjusticeaid.org.
Co-founder and volunteer CEO, Stephen Milliken, explains what makes this year’s benefit concert so important:
“Each year we identify and raise funds for justice causes by hosting music, arts, and educational events. To mark our 10th anniversary, JusticeAid’s focus is voting rights, the foundation of all civil rights. Voter suppression is a virulent scourge that threatens our democracy. Our goal this year is to raise more than half a million dollars for Black Voters Matter to support its work engaging, educating, and mobilizing voters in marginalized, predominantly Black communities – work that fundamentally turns around voter suppression. Our benefit concert with Tank and the Bangas is bound to inspire our audience to activism through the power of her music and lyrics.”
JusticeAid’s past years’ issues include fighting racist policing, working to end mass incarceration and inhumane immigration practices, ensuring access to legal services, and addressing the criminalization and hatred of others.
Learn more about the inspiring nonprofit justice warriors that JusticeAid has selected as past grantee partners by visiting justiceaid.org/grantee-partners.
Benefit Concert Details:
Monday, October 16, 2023, 6 PM @ The Hamilton (600 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005)
Can’t attend but still want to support? Please consider making a donation of $500 or more by becoming a Justice Ally sponsor.
A special thanks to this year’s event sponsors: Arnold & Porter, CBRE, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Miller & Chevalier, WilmerHale, and Zuckerman Spaeder.
About JusticeAid: The mission of JusticeAid, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, is to leverage the community-building power of art and music, transforming awareness into action in the fight against injustice. Since 2013 JusticeAid has granted over 2 million dollars to nonprofits that are fighting voter suppression, ending mass incarceration, addressing the criminalization of poverty and inhumane immigration policies, and protecting civil rights for all. For more information or to get involved with JusticeAid, please visit justiceaid.org.
About Black Voters Matter:
To learn more about JusticeAid’s 2023 Grantee Partner, Black Voters Matter, please visit https://justiceaid.org/blackvotersmatter/
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