THIS IS SOMETHING SPECIAL!
A few weeks ago we recorded a special concert in Los Angeles at the historic Miracle Theater: Change of Tone features Grammy Award-winning keyboardist Robert Glasper and a 5-piece band of collaborators—Terrace Martin, Ben Williams, Justin Tyson, Jahi Lake (DJ Jahi Sundance), and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. The result is a fantastic multi-instrumentalist experience straddling music genres of jazz, funk, and hip hop.
SCHEDULE SOME JOY…
and plan to join us on May 27th at 8 PM ET for Change of Tone, a virtual benefit concert for NDS PACE in support of JusticeAid’s commitment to raise money this year for police accountability and community empowerment.
RECOMMENDED LEARNING—AND LISTENING.
NPR’s Throughline episode on Policing In America discusses the relationship through history between police and Black Americans. Listen here.
Last month’s public forum, Safety for Whom: Racist Policing in Communities and Schools,” introduced NDS PACE and discussed the need to reverse centuries of racist policing in the U.S. Watch here.
Glasper won the 2021 Grammy for Best R&B song, “Better Than I Imagined.” He described the sultry song, featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello, as “an ardent dedication to the value and virtue of Black love.” Listen here.
INVEST IN REIMAGINING POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY.
Right now, your gift to JusticeAid will support the expansion of the Neighborhood Defender Service PACE program (Police Accountability/Community Empowerment). Every dollar you donate will be DOUBLED by the JusticeAid board.Thank you! Your support is a step towards ending police impunity and over policing, and a step towards justice.
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 raised over 1.3 million dollars for justice heroes: nonprofits that are ending mass incarceration, addressing the criminalization of poverty and inhumane immigration policies, and protecting civil rights for all.
In 2021, JusticeAid’s focus is police accountability and community empowerment. Through October 2021, 100 percent of your donation will support the expansion of NDS PACE, the Police Accountability/Community Empowerment program of Neighborhood Defender Service.