“We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house… and through books, through information, we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.” John Lewis
These moving words of the late Honorable John Lewis, U.S. Representative, a man who dedicated his life to giving voice through nonviolent means, can move us forward in these difficult times. Throughout his life and his many years in Congress his enlightened vision was a true inspiration of courage and persistence in the face of all obstacles. His steadfast belief in equality and the rights of Black people was unflinching.
On September 24, you can hear Rep. Lewis speak again, as JDPP presents the second in our ongoing ‘Response & Call’ series of #BlackLivesMatter online programs in support of racial justice. Members of the JDPP Ensemble and guest artists will Members of the JDPP Ensemble and guest artists will perform dance, song, and spoken word, giving voice to the memory of John Lewis, the struggle for equal rights, and the end of systemic racism.