#RiseBmore2016 Explores Civil Rights Through Poetry, Music on Anniversary of Freddie Gray’s Death

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Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.42.48 PMcatch of the day fish (2)On the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death, Mt. Vernon will be the scene for reflection.

Along with day that Gray succumbed to a spinal cord injury, April 19 was also the premiere date for Rise, a musical piece that reflects on the civil rights movement. Through poetry and music from two choirs and instrumental ensemble, Judah Adashi and Tameka Cage Conley’s work explores the civil rights movement, from Selma to Ferguson.

The two events are set to meet once again one year later. An event featuring a performance of Rise is set for 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Before the performance, a panel including Sonja Sohn (who played Kima Greggs on The Wire), D. Watkins, Tariq Toure and Aaron Maybin, will discuss art and activism.

It’s free, but you can reserve a ticket.


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