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PGMC Faces Social Injustices Head On with What Unites Us

PGMC’s fall concert, What Unites Us brings together nine nonprofit organizations across the spectrum of Portland’s eclectic population that serve in social justice and equality. The performance will provide a spotlight on the services of local nonprofits whose constituencies are among those most vulnerable in today’s volatile political climate.

 “I’m excited to be party to an event that not only provides a stage for beautiful and thoughtful art, but one that also shines a spotlight on the work of these wonderful nonprofits. Art and music in service of the Greater Good.”

– Bob Mensel, Artistic Director, PGMC

At the forefront of What Unites Us is a piece by Atlanta based composer, Joel Thompson. Seven Last Words of the Unarmed is a meditation on love, life, and loss reflected by seven movements representing the final words of unarmed black men and boys who were killed by authority figures. The piece premiered in 2016 by the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, and will be making its West Coast debut with Portland Gay Men’s Chorus for What Unites Us on October 15, 2017 | 3:00pm | Kaul Auditorium | Reed College

In a world that can feel divided and isolated, PGMC hopes to unite the voices of these movements, to shed light on their critical issues, and to start important conversations regarding social injustices. We believe, as advocates for social justice, equality, and intersectionality, it is imperative to be allies for each other.

Participating Nonprofits: NAACP, NAYA, NOW Foundation, Virginia Garcia Medical Foundation, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Special Olympics Oregon, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, United by Music, and Room to Grow

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Erin Haley at 503-226-2588

or email at events@pdxgmc.org. Tickets Available now at www.pdxgmc.org

 

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