McCarty Memorial Church hosts ‘Courage Against Racism,’ Oct. 14
“Art has a unique power to inspire change and bring communities together through storytelling"
Los Angeles-based nonprofit White People 4 Black Lives hosts ‘Courage Against Racism’ fundraiser in partnership with McCarty Memorial, VigilantLOVE, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) — In an ongoing effort to cultivate multi-racial support for the Black Lives Matter movement, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit White People 4 Black Lives will host their annual community fundraising event, “Courage Against Racism,” Sat., Oct. 14, at McCarty Memorial Church, 4103 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles.
Produced in partnership with McCarty Memorial, VigilantLOVE, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, the event will entail a 7:30 p.m. performance, featuring readings from “Voices of a People’s History of the United States,” based on historian Howard Zinn’s book, A People’s History of the United States.
Readings will include testimonies, speeches, letters, poems, petitions, and manifestos of people throughout U.S. history who struggled against slavery, racism, war, and oppression, including such pioneers as Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Sylvia Woods, and Yuri Kochiyama.
“Art has a unique power to inspire change and bring communities together through storytelling and uplifting the history of liberation movements,” said Matt McGorry, event performer. “I am excited to be a part of an event that will fuel our passion for justice, while we fight for the city and country that everyone deserves.”
The show is being directed by theater veteran Ashley Sparks. “Sharing the powerful stories from these historical texts allows us to give a voice to the struggles for justice and liberation that are still relevant today,” she said.
The performance will be preceded by a catered reception at 6 p.m.