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Resistance and Resilience: Voices of the People
June 29 @ 7:30 pm
One event on June 30, 2019 at 2:00pm
Resistance and Resilience: Voices of the People explores how voice and song has been utilized in two human rights movements: the African American movement and the LGBT movement. 400 years ago, the first African slaves set foot in North America, later paving the way for influencing human rights movements across the globe. Featured songs will be drawn from spirituals, blues, hip hop, and other songs from the civil rights movement.
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and community leaders will weave a thought provoking dialogue unpacking the intersectionality between the two movements.
One Voice joins a national movement of choruses celebrating Pride by lifting up our voices in song to honor those who began the modern LGBTQA movement. One Voice will perform the Midwest Premiere of Quiet No More which honors the lives of those who rose up and fought back during the Stonewall Uprising 50 years ago. This choral celebration tells the story of Stonewall and reveals how the spirit of Stonewall could not be more relevant today. Join us as we celebrate our legacy and fight back against hatred in all its forms.