Friday, August 02, 2013

Philly reACTS: The Heart Beneath the Hood, Mon, 8/5

Hello beautiful people,

I've been invited to perform at this event in response to the Trayvon Martin case.  Please come if you are in or near Philly.

Special thanks to First Person Arts and James Claiborne.

The Facebook page for the event is

The Philly reACTS website is


Philly, It's Time to reACT!

Philly reACTS  
The Heart Beneath the Hood: 

Artistic Action for Trayvon Martin

DATE: Monday, August 5
TIME: 5:30PM
LOCATION: City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia
COST: Free 

Join us for the launch of our newest program, Philly reACTS this Monday night. We kick off the program with a FREE night of performances, solidarity, and artistic action for Trayvon Martin.

With host Laiya Stclair from Hot 107.9 and featuring performances by Sonia SanchezFreedom Theater's youth vocal ensemble, poet Michelle Myers, actor and tap dancer Khalil Munir, jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd, hip-hop artist BadiaDJ Foxx Boogie, and an address by the Honorable Mayor Michael Nutter.Check the official Philly reACTS webpage for daily updates!

Bring a hoodie to donate or look for a drop box around town. Donations will be used to create one unified flag, a symbol of a community united for peace and equality, which will be raised to fly in Center City and shared via video with millions of people worldwide. Remaining wearable items will be donated to partner charities. Share your personal story at video and audio stations at the event.
Philly reACTS: The Heart Beneath the Hood is held in partnership with the Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners, and is made possible with funding from the Heritage Program of Philadelphia, part of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and the City of Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.