WOMANSONG OF ASHEVILLE – Public Message Affirming the Rights of All People
Affirming the rights of ALL people and demonstrating care and respect for everyone are key to Womansong performances and to our choir. Our shared, national history of white supremacy and horrific violence against black people, LGBTQ folks, native communities, women, and many other groups is at the heart of the civil unrest we’re experiencing.
As Sweet Honey in the Rock sings, “Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers’ sons,” we cannot rest. Until freedom comes for all of us, every one of us, then we who believe in freedom cannot rest. Right now, the most important chorus is the chorus of voices demanding justice. Womansong joins this call for justice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The song that Sweet Honey does is based on the words of Ella Baker. This Civil Rights champion lived and worked a big chunk of her life in North Carolina. Please take a few minutes to read about Ella’s work in Civil Rights, learn about this piece of North Carolina’s history, and be reminded that we who believe in freedom must keep working until ALL are free. https://ellabakercenter.org/about/who-was-ella-baker
We are one!