A Celebration of Community Power + Cultural Resistance

INTO ACTION is a celebration of community power and cultural resistance that spans August 2020. Together we will lift our voices, have brave conversations, face the pain and beauty of the last few years while planning and organizing for the upcoming election.

Join us for four jam-packed days of programs including one-on-conversations, panel conversations, musical performances, collaborative art-making, organizer trainings, and beyond. 

Featuring: John Legend + Usher + Stacey Abrams + Common + Chuck D + Billy Porter + Kendrick Sampson + Emma Gonzalez + David Hogg + Ashlee Marie Preston + Phillip Agnew + Christian McBride + Dolores Huerta + The Wide Awakes ft. The Blacksmiths + Many More Special Guests!

THANKS FOR TUNING IN! SEE YOU ON 8/12

Our Mission

America is, once again, at a crossroads. In the face of new and direct attacks upon people of color, a pandemic ravishing our nation and sovereign indigenous lands, mass internment and expulsion of immigrants, challenges to LGBTQ rights, the erosion of environmental protections, the degradation of public trust and in the media, limits upon women’s reproductive health rights and all of our voting rights, attempts to cripple affordable healthcare, continued defunding of our public education system, shrinking collective bargaining, and a devastated system for public broadcast, the arts, and humanities… we desperately need to come together to challenge the systemic breakdowns that got us here with unwavering resolve.

Even as our cities literally smolder and our leadership fails us, we will come together to lift our voices, assert our rights, reclaim our power, and manifest a vision for our future where everyone can with dignity, freedom, and hope.

Dignity, Freedom, & Hope

Our Events

Into Action is free and open to the public for all ages. Experience the moving work of over 200 world-class artists that will ignite the sense and illuminate our resilience.

Take Black the Vote

August 6th marks the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. We will kick-off INTO ACTION with a powerful set of programs that focused on building black power, honoring the legacy and the ongoing work to tackle voter suppression and for voting rights, particularly for the BIPOC community.

In the legacy of the great cultural movement that drove the Voting Rights Act, we will celebrate this day with high profile speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, intimate interviews, musical performances, spoken word, and visual art – mixing the wisdom of our elder organizers with the next generation of leaders taking the reins to fight for justice. 

Featuring

John Legend

Artist & Activist

Usher

Artist & Activist

Stacey Abrams

Founder of Fair Fight Action

Common

Artist, Actor & Activist

Chuck D

Founding Member Public Enemy

Billy Porter

Artist, Actor & Activist

Kendrick Sampson

Actor, Activist & Producer

Ashlee Marie Preston

Media Personality & Cultural Commentator

Art + Activism

Artists are the tip of the spear of social change. In collaboration with the Kennedy Center, join artists + activists using their talents to build momentum towards lasting change.

Featuring

Yandy

Leven Kali

Phony Ppl

Gina Belafonte

Our Voice Our Power

Young people are at the front of the local, national, and global movements demanding justice. Together we will celebrate youth leadership and the work being done to build momentum towards a massive youth turnout in November.

Ratified

With continued attacks upon access to women’s health and safety and continued inequitable pay – glass ceilings remain unbroken while toxic men ascend to power. Today’s feminist movements are being led by women of color and becoming more and more potent and powerful.

RSVP to Stream

RSVP to receive reminders of all upcoming streams, then check out the entire schedule of events and follow our social media accounts to be updated as we announce our many special guests! 

Presented By

March for Our Lives’ mission is to harness the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives. We cannot allow one more person to be killed by senseless gun violence.
Sankofa is a social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte that enlists the support of today’s most celebrated artists and influential individuals in collaboration with grassroots partners to elevate the voices of the disenfranchised and promote justice, peace, and equality.