The two-day online festival was organized by Boston poet Amanda Shea and JD Neinast of Sofar Sounds Boston, resulting in a strong lineup of homegrown musicians and spoken word artists. Performers include Eva Davenport (pictured above), Prescott, Phree, Notebook P, Treva Holmes, Sublimeluv, Forte, Brandie Blaze, Miranda Rae, Lance Jackson, Najee Janey, SeeFour, Dalaun, Jonn Beatty, and Shea herself.
To access the livestream link, viewers must email proof of a donation to either Violence in Boston or the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to email@example.com.
“When Amanda sent me a text with the name ‘Activating ARTivism,’ I knew that was the perfect name for this benefit,” JD Neinast tells Vanyaland. “This is the time to act. This is the time to use our art for good. This is the time to push the boundaries of what we know & love and grow from here. This is the time to use art to make the changes that are long overdue. We were meant for such a time as this. We will not be silent.”
View all the details via the flyer below, and via the festival’s Facebook event page here.