“Reviving Hope” will deepening our ability to work for racial equity in Milwaukee. Ex Fabula will help us learn to tell our stories. Dr. Abe of World House Music will teach us new songs. Dr. Velda Love from the Justice Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ will deepen our understanding of race. Rhonda Hill of Race and Faith will connect art and justice. Workshops for youth and young adults will focus on Hip Hop and Social Change, Know Your Rights, and DACA and the Importance of Immigration Reform. The day will begin with an inspiring worship service with interfaith leaders.
This is an inter-faith, cross cultural and inter-generational event. I am one of the presenters, and I am excited about it. “For Everyone Born,” is a passionate song calling for social justice.
We will also be singing two songs of mine. In this case I’ve written lyrics to well known tunes. One is “The Ballad of Anthony Porter” written to the tune of “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize.” This is about an African-American man who was almost executed for a crime he didn’t commit. The other song consists is of new lyrics about refugees to the tune of “Be Thou My Vision.” The later is based on an Irish tune known as “Slane,” and I’m looking forward to presenting it with bodhran (Irish drum) and African percussion – an Celtic- Afro fusion. Exciting!
The event is this Saturday from 9 – 2:30 and it’s not too late to register! Click on the pages below for details.