A Concert for Justice
Music Crosses Cultural and Political Divisions to Focus on the Values Central to Our Community.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
"Everyone deserves a fair shot at a good life, and fair treatment under the law...so we must seek justice to help maintain a level playing field to all," says local musical enterpreneur Philip Anderson.
Anderson, an accomplished musician and performer, joins fellow musicians on Sunday, January 15, to present "A Concert for Justice" in celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This electic collection of northeast Ohio musicians—whose skills span a wide variety of styles including jazz, rock, blues, and hip hop—will put a fresh and vibrant spin on tunes from Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, James Taylor, Tupac and Charles Mingus, among others.
Through their music the themes of social, economic, racial, and environmental justice and peace will be explored. Short readings from Rev. Dr. King and other contemporary prophetic voices will be interspersed with the music, highlighting the hope and need for every person to face the challenges in our neighborhoods, and live the values that create healthy community for all of us.
The concert will be held here at Fairlawn-West United Chruch of Christ, 2095 West Market Street in Akron, beginning at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome! Addmission is free, though a freewill offering will be received. A reception with light refreshments follows the concert in the community room at the church.