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ResistARTS at JP First Thursdays!
January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
ResistARTS, a new collaboration between Hoopla Productions (Jamaica Plain Porchfest) and Wee the People, will be hosting some great music and spoken word for the first First Thursday of 2017 in JP. Join us as JP Licks, On Centre and City Feed & Supply host performances to support worthy organizations that support marginalized communities.
ResistARTS, a response to our post-election moment, will host a series of events to foster community and raise funds for organizations that empower marginalized people. Representatives from these nonprofits will be on hand to share more about their work and how to get involved.
So get ready for a good time and come support some worthy causes!
Location: J.P. Licks
Artist: Resistioke & Ashley Rose and friends
To Benefit: City Life/Vida Urbana
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Resistioke: Sing together, resist fear, welcome all – Resistioke! is live-band, group karaoke with a twist: We’ll be singing (with you!) pop tunes that respond to our politically divisive times.
Ashley Rose is a renowned poet, educator, activists, and youth organizer; she will be accompanied by some of the youth spoken-word artists from Lena Park CDC, where she is manager of arts programs.
Location: City Feed and Supply
Artist: Wee The People
“Re-Read Me A Story: Socially Conscious Storytime for Adults”
To Benefit: English for New Bostonians-English Works
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Description: Remember when your parents read stories to you? Grab a hot chocolate, sit on the rug (criss-cross apple sauce of course!) and listen to children’s stories with social justice themes. Stories curated and read by Tanya Nixon-Silberg, co-founder of Wee The People, a social justice project introducing kids to activism and protest through arts programming.
Location: On Centre
Artist: Aisha Burns
To Benefit: Bikes Not Bombs
Hailing from central Texas, Aisha Burns is a violinist and singer-songwriter. With an affinity for folk songs, instrumental minimalism and powerful vocals, Aisha seeks the union of these three often disparate elements to create a dynamic and nuanced ambient folk sound. Called “one of the most arresting recent releases,” by Dazed magazine and praised by NPR, her debut record explores mortality and relationships with candor and wisdom.
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