Ani DiFranco News

In Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

Created: 06/03/20
We stand in solidarity with the protests to end police violence against Black bodies and abolish the systemic racism which oppresses Black freedom. 

We have heard the call to de-center white voices at this important moment for the Black Lives Matter movement. We will be postponing the Prison Music Project Sessions: Long Time Gone Album Release Concert to June 12. All previous ticket purchases will be honored and work for the new date. This week we will use our social media platforms to amplify the work of our Black incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Prison Music Project collaborators. 

We would also like to offer up the Righteous Babe Radio platform to people of color who may want to use it. This is an open invitation to our Black and brown siblings to send us recorded thoughts, feelings, music, poetry, statements, experiences, and reflections to be broadcast as part of our "heavy rotation" playlist. Send MP3 submissions to radio@righteousbabe.com

Prison Prism, our radio festival dedicated to discussions about our criminal justice system, will be extended through June 12. 

Please extend your anti-racist action beyond just posting on social media. Here is a guide for more actions written by Zyahna Bryant.
White allies, it is important we educate ourselves rather than ask Black people for their emotional labor. If there are additional resources you have found helpful, please feel free to share them with each other in the comments.

Thank you to all those fighting for justice and equality.

Black Lives Matter.
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