Last night, I was honored to attend the “No Longer Silent: Giving Voice to the Voiceless” reception and panel discussion with Robert Battle (Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Derreck Kayongo (CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.) and Dr. Lilia Baxter (Director of the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education at the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum) and facilitator Fredricka Whitfield (CNN).
The evening began with a discussion of social justice movements and the role of dance & music as a medium for telling important stories which relates to Robert Battle’s upcoming Atlanta premiere of No Longer Silent coming THIS February 10-14 at the Fox Theater! Get your tickets HERE
Watch my little video of Robert Battle sharing his definition and thoughts on RIGHTS:
This intimate conversation on ways to education & create a better community for ALL included real life refugees from the holocaust and Uganda who have personally overcome oppression. This allowed me to have an deeper appreciation for sacrifices made during the civil rights movement from our history makers and PRESENT trailblazers.
“Champion your art to good” -Derreck Kayongo
After the discussion… guest were treated to a lovely reception and opportunity to meet with the panelist. Sending a huge thanks to my blogger buddy Ray Cornelius for letting me tag along 🙂
Enjoy the pics and PLEASE sure to visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights… a wonderful treasure right here in Atlanta!