As our nation rises up in protests against police violence even while in the grips of the COVID-19 virus, the producers of Juneteenth Now: Get Us Free offer a FREE re-broadcast of the special featuring activists and artists including Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish), Keith David (Greenleaf) and more.
Airing on July 2nd, the anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act into law, this program amplifies calls for racial justice while highlighting the joy, virtuosity and excellence often absent in media portrayals of Black culture, offering a vision of a Black-led, justice-oriented, multicultural movement.
On July 2nd at 7:00p.m., a free re-broadcast of Juneteenth Now: Get Us Free will commemorate Black resistance, resilience, healing and joy. RSVP for FREE at Eventbrite.com for your link to view the program on middlechurch.org at 7:00pm.
Produced by Charles Randolph-Wright, Kaliswa Brewster and Jacqui Lewis, the evening will feature performances from a wide variety of artists and activists: Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish), Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf), Nicole Ari Parker (Empire), Keith David (Greenleaf), Aunjanue Ellis (The Clark Sisters), Rosario Dawson (Rent), Christina Elmore (Insecure), Sarayu Blue (I Feel Bad), Angela Birchett (The Clark Sisters), Kelly AuCoin (Billions), Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces), and special appearances from the descendants of Frederick Douglass—Kenneth B. Morris, Jr and Nettie Washington Douglass.
Musical performers include Soul icon Nona Hendryx, Gospel legend BeBe Winans, Aly Palmer (BETTY), Kendall Ramseur (Sons of Serendip), award winning theatre artists L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Antwayn Hopper (A Strange Loop), Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill), The Broadway Husbands Bret Shuford (Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Hanna (The Phantom of the Opera). Grammy Award Winning artist Marcus Hummon will perform with the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir.
To make a tax-deductible donation to The Middle Project to fund the training of anti-racist, ethical leaders, click the “ticket” level of your choice when you RSVP for FREE at Eventbrite.com.
About The Middle Project:
The Middle Project is a 501(c) 3 not for profit launched by Middle Church (middlechurch.org). The Middle Project curates conferences, conducts research, creates resources, offers consulting services and conducts leadership laboratories for young adults and teens, as it works to heal the world. For more information, visit middleproject.org.