I'm really looking forward to offering my voice to a special event in Exeter, NH on Martin Luther King Day. I was honored to be invited, and I'll be singing my a cappella rendition of the classic freedom song "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around." It's fascinating how social justice leads to more social justice, and art leads to more art: I got this gig from singing the same song at the Exeter Transgender Day of Remembrance event (which I wrote about previously here), and a kind soul heard that performance and asked me to repeat it for this MLK service. I couldn't be happier about that outcome, and feel very strongly how important it is that I offer my voice in the spirit of social justice and remembrance... because let us not forget, Dr. King was murdered -- assassinated -- for his (nonviolent) work pursuing racial justice. Not to put a dark spin on it, but this is one of the relevant aspects of how art can create change, a concept on which I've been musing a lot lately.
You can find out more about the event on my event calendar and the Facebook event page, and you can use Eventbrite to reserve your ticket in advance. The community celebration includes a breakfast before the service.