The concert at Town Hall honored the legendary Ms. Melba Moore, who also performed. Additional honorees included Broadway powerhouse Irene Gandy; jazz vocalist Rome Neal; multi-platinum album hip-hop artists AB Money and JR [RIF]; Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the New York Amsterdam News, Elinor Ruth Tatum; Bishop James Pullins, Jr. (Church of God In Christ); and Rev. Clinton Miller (Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn).
The stellar performer line-up included gospel artists Karen Clark-Sheard, Pastor Kim Burrell, and Jessica Reedy; vocalist Tenishia Toussaint; jazz virtuoso Bobby Sanabria and his band; hip-hop artists AB Money and JR [Rapping Is Fundamental]; funk/rock/hip-hop/soul band Juggernaut War Party; neo-soul singer Marc Hughes Music; folk artists Judy Gorman, and Mike & Aleksi Glick; author/poet Nan O’Brien; and students from the Paul Robeson Freedom School and The Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts.
Special guest appearances were made by Selwyn Jones, George Floyd’s Uncle and patriarch of the George Floyd Family; Floyd Family members; and families of violence victims Adaisha Miller and Jamal Sutherland.
This wonderful evening supported A Soulful Heart’s ambitious goals of developing, implementing, and integrating social justice educational programs for elementary through university level programs; creating community social justice resources and programs; and providing scholarships for students pursuing social justice and civil rights degrees. Long-term goals of the non-profit organization include the establishment of the George Floyd, Jr. International Center For Social Justice in Washington, D.C.
A Soulful Heart was honored to hold the George Floyd Equality & Justice Summit 2022, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The speakers at the discussion forum included Selwyn Jones, George Floyd's uncle and the patriarch of the George Floyd Family; Terrence Floyd, George Floyd's brother; Sharone Salaam, the mother of Yusef Salaam, an exonerated Central Park 5 defendant; esteemed civil rights attorney, Gregory Yates; Love McCall, Co-founder and Executive Board Member of A Soulful Heart; Nan O'Brien, A Soulful Heart Executive Board Member and co-author, along with Selwyn Jones, of the upcoming book, The Silent Civil War: How The Murder Of My Nephew George Exposed The Hidden Depths Of Racism In America; community and political activist, and host of WBAI's From The Streets With Bob Law, Bro. Bob Law; and Rodney "Radio Rahim" Dean, founder of the Paul Robeson Freedom School.
A Soulful Heart honored the Hon. Charles Barron; the Hon. Inez Barron; Renee T. Gregory, Esq., and the Hon. Leah D. Daughtry at this premier event.