Renowned humanitarian and actor Harry Belafonte is granting artists and activists a platform to champion social justice through the arts with the upcoming launch of “Many Rivers to Cross.”
Jesse Williams, John Legend, Common, Dr. Cornel West and Public Enemy are among the headliners and special guests set to participate in the “largest music and arts festival dedicated to racial and social justice.”
Today we announced “Many Rivers to Cross”, the world’s largest music and arts festival dedicated to social justice pic.twitter.com/xFIojoureS
— Sankofa.org (@sankofadotorg) July 15, 2016
The event, hosted by Belafonte’s organization Sankofa.org, will take place in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., outside of Atlanta. Aside from enjoying performances, participants will have the opportunity to engage in social commentary through a “Social Justice Village” designed to foster discussion around human rights issues, Billboard reports.
“Many Rivers will be an opportunity for artists to mobilize audiences through their music and to stir up America’s collective consciousness and commitment to progressive action,” Belafonte said in a press release. “It will also provide a crucial space for these artists to connect and collaborate with activists, thought leaders and community organizers from across the country and use their platforms to amplify ideas and solutions to advance human rights for all.”
Tickets for “Many Rivers to Cross” will go on sale July 29. Sankofa.org will post all updates concerning the event.