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The Grammy Museum® And Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Announce Performers For The Concert For Social Justice
The GRAMMY Museum®, in partnership with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, will celebrate the launch of their Speak Up, Sing Out songwriting contest with The Concert For Social Justice on April 8, 2015, at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackson Browne, David Crosby & Graham Nash and Tom Morello are the first performers announced for the concert, which will also feature special performances from actors Dennis Haysbert, Catherine Keener, Martin Sheen, and Alfre Woodard, and the winner(s) of the Speak Up, Sing Out songwriting contest.
"Defenders of social justice and human rights have long used music as a powerful platform," said Bob Santelli, Executive Director for the GRAMMY Museum. "We are excited to partner with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights for a night that will feature some of the most influential voices in songwriting, while inspiring a new generation of young artists to use music as a means to promote change."
"Music has always been at the heart of social justice in America," said Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. "Abolitionists in the 1860s and civil rights protesters in the 1960s both marched to anthems of peace and justice. With this concert, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the GRAMMY Museum seek to teach our young people that music can be a force for good in the world."
Doors for The Concert For Social Justice open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at Fondatheatre.com or AXS.com. Purchase tickets by phone by calling AXS at (888) 929-7849.
KCSN 88.5 is the proud media sponsor of The Concert For Social Justice. Proceeds from the concert will help fund the middle school and high school education program, Speak Up, Sing Out. For more information, please visit www.speakupsingout.org.
Launched in 2014, the Speak Up, Sing Out songwriting contest an initiative of the GRAMMY Museum and Robert F. Kennedy Center's Speak Truth To Power project invited middle and high school students to write original songs of conscience and social justice issues. The contest was open to classrooms, after-school programs and independent study students who were encouraged to express their perspective on issues ranging from domestic violence and housing to global warming and human trafficking, among other topics. The winning songs will be performed at The Concert For Social Justice on April 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
About The GRAMMY Museum®
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only the GRAMMY Museum can deliver. For more information, please call (213)765-6800 or visit www.grammymuseum.org. For exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at Twitter.com/TheGRAMMYMuseum and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheGRAMMYMuseum.
About Speak Truth To Power
Speak Truth To Power, a project of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, is a multi-faceted global initiative that uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action. Issues range from slavery and environmental activist to religious self-determination and political participation.