Lots of things in store for Alika Hope and The Ray of Hope Project this fall! New Music video for “IRL” (released October 10th in honor of World Mental Health Day), joint concerts with Cuatro Puntos, special appearance at event in NYC headlined by the one and only Kathleen Turner, and more. Check out our events/live music page!
Alika Hope and The Ray of Hope Project will be performing in several places this summer…check our events page for more information. Hope to see you soon!
Alika Hope was a soloist for the social justice concert: Triggered: Gender Violence in Music
Date: Saturday, April 1 | 7:30pm
Location: Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford CT
This event features music that considers issues of gendered violence. We have rated it “PG-13,” suggesting that parents accompany children. Performers include members of the Hartford Opera Theater and students from Yale University under the direction of Yale DMA conducting candidate Nathan Reiff, accompanied by Dr. Miguel Campinho. They will perform an excerpt of Samurai by Elsa Olivieri-Sangiacomo, Trigger by Jessica Rudman, and No Capacity to Consent by Tawnie Olson.
Dixon Place and the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art present: The International Human Rights Art Festival, produced March 3-5, 2017 at Dixon Place. This is the first human rights art festival in the long and vibrant history of New York City’s cultural scene. The Festival is produced by Tom Block, long-time artist-activist, author of Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution, and founder of the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, an art-activist incubator housed at Dixon Place. Playwright and Director Julia Levine is the Assistant Producer.
Ray of Hope Project will be performing at the Kids Fest on March 4th from 9:30am-11:30am, and an all ages concert at 12:00pm
Join us for a weekend of art, advocacy, and celebration, with happy hours featuring tasty human-rights themed concoctions, human rights trivia, prizes, t-shirts and much more.
Television Producer and Presidential Medal of the Arts winner Norman Lear
Senator Charles E. Schumer (NY)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)
Senator Ben Cardin (MD)
Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD)
Senator Susan Collins (ME)
Congressman and Civil Rights Hero John Lewis (GA)
Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY)
Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD)
NY State Assemblywoman Deborah Glick
New York City Councilman and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer
Chinese Human Rights Defender and Democracy Activist Wei JingSheng
Sojourner Truth is the Festival Godmother, and represents the highest ideals of activism. She was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist, who escaped slavery with her infant daughter in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. She told friends: “The Spirit calls me, and I must go” and left to make her way traveling and preaching about the abolition of slavery
Ray of Hope Project in the Press…
See article about Ray of Hope Project founder, Alika Hope, at this link: