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Dance Concert for Climate Justice

November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Arise Community Resource Board is again sponsoring its annual fall fundraising event for Arise for Social Justice of Springfield. This year we have lost our dedicated Executive Director of more than 30 years, Michaelann Bewsee, who succumbed to cancer August 15, 2019. To honor her years of organizing low-income people to fight for their economic, social and environmental rights, this year we are focusing on raising funds for climate justice organizing with this fall’s benefit dance concert. We are fortunate to have noted bass guitar, drums and keyboard player Jo Sallins and his band. Playing with Jo will be Bassist/Vocalist Heshima Moya, Keyboardist Jordan Johnson, Saxophonist Ed Linehan, and Drummer Matt Penza. They will offer some exciting Jazz Standards, R+B Classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, including some spicy Latin dance rhythms in the traditions of Salsa and Reggaeton!!!

Here are the details:

Event title:  Arise and Dance for Climate Justice: A Benefit for Arise for Social Justice

Music by Jo Sallins, with guests Heshima Moja,  Jordan Johnson, Ed Linehan and Matt Penza

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Place: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 18 Meadow St., Florence MA 01062

Time: 7:30-10:30 pm

Tickets: $25-15 sliding scale

Cash Bar.  Free snacks available

Arise has always opposed US imperialism and certainly has opposed current US policy sanctioning Venezuela. So give us support as allies, and Please announce and post!! See you there:  it is going to be a GREAT FUN Event to celebrate our progressive social justice values!!


November 2, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm