The Embrey Human Rights Program is hosting the Dallas Street Choir at the Meadows School of the Arts. The Dallas Street Choir is composed of members of the community that suffer from homelessness or severe disadvantage, and aims to demonstrate that although their members come from places of hardship, they still have a voice and something to say. This event is free and open to the public.
Hosted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and his work for economic justice, this event will take place on April 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Caruth Auditorium. The event will place an emphasis on how King’s actions still have impact in the world today.
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Palant in 2014, the Dallas Street Choir has performed at many venues throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area and even at Carnegie Hall and the Washington National Cathedral. The Dallas Street Choir aims to better the lives of the homeless and underprivileged through exposure to the arts and a safe, structured and scheduled activity that engages the members of the community that would not have otherwise had access to the world of art. The Dallas Street Choir provides the underprivileged with a feeling of confidence and reassurance that they have a voice and it is being heard.
For a preview of some of the Dallas Street Choirs’ music, watch their music video “Homeless, Not Voiceless” on YouTube, where they cover “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. You can also donate to the Dallas Street Choir , check out their Facebook and see them perform at the event on April 5 here at Southern Methodist University.