PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2014—This International Peace Day, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, in collaboration with City poet laureate emeritus and peace advocate Sonia Sanchez presents FOOTPRINTS OF PEACE.
In a city, a country, and a world where violence is too often in the news, FOOTPRINTS OF PEACE brings together a multigenerational lineup of concerned poets, musicians and other artists, plus Philadelphia children and families, in a call for and celebration of peace.
Philadelphia’s Sonia Sanchez, an internationally renowned peace activist, lends her vision and hosts a joyful and transformative day designed for all ages. Artists, musicians, and poets scheduled to appear at the event include American singer and television actor T.C. Carson; poet and hip hop artist Black Ice; composer/performer Karma Mayet Johnson; poet, abstract painter and Founder/VP of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Danny Simmons, Jr.; actor, storyteller, and activist Vinie Burrows; poet, CEO of Moore Black Press, and Executive Producer of Black Women Rockjessica Care moore; singer/songwriter Lady Alma; and vocalist/composer/interdisciplinary artist Imani Uzuri. Harrisburg poet laureate Rick Kearns and Philadelphia’s new youth poet laureate Soledad Alfaro-Allah, join in the day.