Presented by March For Our Lives & Sankofa.org, INTO ACTION is a celebration of community power and cultural resistance that spans August 2020 and brings together hundreds of our nation’s most prolific and talented visual artists, young activists, musicians, poets, policymakers and community leaders. Even as our cities literally smolder and our leadership fails us, we will come together to lift our voices, assert our rights, reclaim our power, and manifest a vision for our future where everyone can live with dignity, freedom, and hope.
Four days of programming streams including panel discussions, live performances, and dynamic community-building activities await. Together we will lift our voices, have brave conversations, face the pain and beauty of the last few years while planning and organizing for the upcoming election.
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INTO ACTION consists of four events which are centered around key social justice moments in August:
• TAKE BLACK THE VOTE (August 6, 2020)
August 6th marks the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. We will kick off the INTO ACTION with a broadcast from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Miami, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Washington DC and other locations focused building black political power, mobilizing the vote and honoring the legacy and the ongoing work to address issues of voter suppression and the ongoing battle for voting rights, particularly for the BIPOC community.
In the legacy of the great cultural movement that drove the Voting Rights Act, we will celebrate this day with high profile speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, intimate interviews, musical performances, spoken word and visual art – mixing the wisdom of our elder organizers with the next generation of leaders taking the reins to fight for justice.
Featuring: John Legend, Stacey Abrams, Common, Philip Agnew, Chuck D, Billy Porter, Christian McBride, Usher, Kendrick Sampson, The Wide Awakes featuring the Blacksmiths, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Mumu Fresh, Ashlee Marie Preston, Leah Daughtry and more.
ART + ACTIVISM (August 7, 2020)
Artists are the tip of the spear of social change. In collaboration with the Kennedy Center, join artists + activists using their talents to build momentum towards lasting change.
OUR VOICE OUR POWER (August 12, 2020)
From climate justice to ending mass incarceration, from gun violence to rising student debt, young people are showing up to face these challenges, showing up to vote and taking the future into our own hands. We will continue to push everyone to be better, to take seriously our legacy and to take on problems you wrote off as insurmountable. On International Youth Day, we bring together young leaders from across the intersecting movements they lead and celebrate the young people who are stepping into power and using their voice to demand justice.
RATIFIED (August 18, 2020)
Black Lives Matter was created by three black women. The climate justice movement is being driven by women. The fight to end mass incarceration and deportation is being driven by women. In fact, women drive social and cultural change – period. Yet, inequity persists. From pay to power, from self-determination to protecting the air we all breathe, we will celebrate the women who continue to drive change in and out of government. We will explore the beautiful struggle of political, organizing, and emotional work that women leaders carry, look back at how much we have achieved, and recommit to changing all that still must evolve.
For complete details, including full list of participants/performers, streaming information, daily schedules, and to register to vote, visit http://