Standing With Ferguson

benefit-justice-1.jpgThe timeline to St. Louis is in full effect!   Last night (Wednesday, November 19, 2014), Middle Collegiate Church hosted a spiritual and healing benefit.

Performers included: Lower Eastside Girls Club, Poet Cheryl Wilkins, Camille Beckles activist, Bernardo Polombo musician, Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir,  Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir and Joan Baez.

So much love and song filled the air way beyond the rafters of the church building.   So many people singing songs of poignancy and hope.

We gathered to show our support to all of those victimized by police insensitivity.   This is a human issue not just a race issue.   We stand together to tell those that would try to hurt us or our loved ones THAT WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE PAIN!

We are on our way to Missouri.  Next Stop,  Monsanto is the Devil at Joe’s Pub  (The Public Theater),  2pm , November 23, 2014 in NYC.

The following photographs were taken by Barbara R. Lee, Stop Shopping Choir.


A soprano, bass and tenor of the Stop Shopping Choir


The Stop Shopping Choir at Middle Collegiate Church


Joan Baez at Middle Collegiate Church


Camille Beckles, activist

The following link is fantastic photography of the event taken by Erik McGregor:

Thank you, Erik!