SohoMuse, the leading networking platform for creative professionals, will host a virtual entertainment event series in celebration of the Black Lives Matter movement, from August 10th– August 14th, on SohoMuse.com. The event will be MC’d by renowned music producer Zeke Thomas, and bring together artists and academics who will hold powerful conversations and performances around the history and path forward following the Black Lives Matter movement, and the entertainment industry.
Guest performers and speakers include Vin Rock from legendary, award-winning hip-hop trio Naughty by Nature, artist and entrepreneur Ja Rule, artist Doug E. Fresh, basketball icon Isiah Thomas, TV and Radio personality Downtown Julie Brown, TV personality Natasha Parker, musician Tarralyn Ramsey, artist Niko Brim, musical artist Nate James, and more.
“Over the past few months, the entertainment industry has come together vigorously to keep our community moving forward even through hardships and economic downfall,” said Consuelo Vanderbilt-Costin, founder of SohoMuse. “At this incredibly moving time in our country, I am thrilled to be able to work alongside some of the top talent and activists across the entertainment industry, and provide them with a platform to have real conversations in front of their fans and the SohoMuse community, around the Black Lives Matter movement and the entertainment industry.”
The schedule for the SohoMuse Black Lives Matter event series is as follows:
- Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7PM ET
- Topic: BLM & The Entertainment Industry
- Featuring Isiah Thomas, and SohoMuse Co-Founder Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin
- Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7PM ET
- Topic: Police Accountability and Brutality in the Modern Era
- Featuring Naughty by Nature, Ja Rule, Jimmy Dennis, Tarralyn Ramsey
- Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7PM ET
- Topic: Activism and How to Take a Stance in the Internet Age
- FeaturingNiko Brim, Lori Rose Benson, Natasha Parker, Charise Frazier, Ms. Opal Lee, Cole Brown, Konowani Fidel, Stephanie Humphrey
- Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7PM ET
- Topic: Racism in the Entertainment Industry and How to Rise Above It
- Featuring Downtown Julie Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Shino Prater, Nate James, Jimmy Maynes, Mali Music, Dr. Olajide Williams
Throughout the four-day event, there will be a focus on current and historical events, providing the audience with a contextual understanding of the social justice issues our country is facing.
This event will be donated by all artists, academics, and companies, and all proceeds for the event will be donated to various charities and organizations including the Mary’s Court Foundation, the Breonna Taylor Fund, the Hip Hop Health Fund, and the National Queer Theatre.
To attend the SohoMuse Virtual Event in Support of Black Lives Matter Series, please visit here: https://viewstub.com/SohoMuseBLM.