SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® invites you to a virtual concert and panel on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 8pm, in honor of this day in 1865 that news of emancipation reached the last group of enslaved Black people in Galveston, TX – two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, making slavery illegal.
Join us for an interactive experience of spirit and song, where, in spite of COVID-19 and continued systemic racial oppression, we will stand together, even while apart, as a global community! Through song, poem, and discussion, we will reflect on our nation’s turbulent racial past and present, while uplifting the dignity and wellbeing of all people. As Toni Morrison so eloquently expressed, “this is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak; we write; we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”
You can participate in one of two ways. Honor the spirit of Juneteenth by purchasing a $19 ticket to sit in the front row of our interactive audience via Zoom video conference, where you will be seen by the performers and fellow attendees. As a video participant, you will be able to clap ASL style, sing along, share your love, and add your voice to our moderated post-performance discussion. There will also be a digital red carpet where you can have your photo taken.
OPTION 1 – SOLD OUT
The interactive Zoom event is sold out, but you can still watch and comment live on Youtube and Facebook. All net proceeds will benefit the crucial work of the Equal Justice Initiative. Please give generously.