The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) are happy to announce the honoree, performers, and host of the 21st Annual “Sing Out For Freedom” profit live performance going down on Monday, November 13 at 7:30pm on the NYU Skirball Heart (566 LaGuardia Place). “Sing Out For Freedom” was established to shine a lightweight on social injustices and civil rights points by way of an unforgettable, curated evening, that includes music, spoken phrase, and different performing arts.
This 21st version will honor entertainer and recording artist Peppermint (Hulu’s Fireplace Island, OUTtv’s “Name Me Mom”), who will obtain The Michael Friedman Freedom Award. Tony and Emmy Award-nominated author and TV host Amber Ruffin (Some Like It Sizzling, Peacock’s “The Amber Ruffin Present”) will host the night’s festivities.
This yr’s theme is “Sing Out for Freedom: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fabulous” and can spotlight the NYCLU’s work to guard all New Yorkers from discrimination, together with working with New Yorkers for Equal Rights to ratify the Equal Rights Modification and work with the ACLU Drag Protection Fund to defend LGBTQ+ Rights.
“Sing Out for Freedom reminds us that music, theatre, and the humanities are highly effective instruments for change — they encourage, change hearts, and drive individuals to motion. Within the face of an enormous rollback of hard-fought rights and liberties, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU are becoming a member of forces with performers to coach the general public, mobilize communities, and co-create a imaginative and prescient of a brighter future,” says Donna Lieberman, Government Director of the NYCLU. “We’re bringing New Yorkers into our work to ratify the Equal Rights Modification alongside New Yorkers for Equal Rights and shining a highlight on our partnership with the ACLU Drag Protection Fund. Collectively, we’ll create a line of protection towards the wave of draconian insurance policies we’ve seen throughout the nation —to make New York a beacon of hope and advance equality, defend abortion, and battle again towards anti-LGBTQ legal guidelines.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.nyuskirball.org/occasions/sing-out-for-freedom-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-fabulous/.
The star-studded record of performers and presenters consists of Peppermint, Michelle Buteau, Alexis Michelle, Hayley Kiyoko, Cheyenne Jackson, Taylor Iman Jones,Michelle Buteau, Pia Toscano, VINCINT, Liana Stampur, and extra. Extra performers and presenters shall be introduced shortly.
The “Sing Out For Freedom” live performance occasion was created to focus on social injustices and civil rights points by way of music, spoken phrase, and different performing arts. Every year, artists illuminate the NYCLU and the ACLU’s wins for civil rights and liberties and the struggles that should proceed. Previous members have included Tom Hanks, Patti Smith, Padma Lakshmi, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony Kushner, Laura Benanti, Kelli O’Hara, Phillipa Soo, Michael Friedman, Ben Platt, Tonya Pinkins, Lindsay Mendez, Lena Corridor, Gavin Creel, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Benj Pasek.
“Sing Out For Freedom” was co-founded by Liana Stampur and Erich Bergen together with NYCLU Government Director Donna Lieberman. Proceeds from the live performance will profit the work of the NYCLU and the ACLU to advertise and defend civil rights and liberties in New York and throughout the nation. For extra info, visitwww.singoutforfreedom.com.
The 21st Annual “Sing Out for Freedom” profit live performance shall be Produced by 6W Leisure and Government Produced by Ari Conte, with Course by Erich Bergen and Musical Course by Emmy Winner and Grammy Nominee, Michael J. Moritz Jr.