John Legend is doing what he does best: using his voice. Not only does he use it to serenade the masses, but he is also known to use it for advocacy. The multi-Grammy-winner is now using his voice to start FREE AMERICA, a campaign to stop mass incarceration.
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John Legend is proving that there are some musicians out there who are staying abreast of social issues plaguing the U.S. On Monday the Oscar-winning singer announced his new initiative, Free America, as part of his efforts to end mass incarceration.
To kick off his program, Legend on Thursday plans to visit a prison in Austin, Texas, during a trip that will also include a press conference with legislators to discuss the grim statistics behind Texas’ criminal-justice system.
Singer John Legend is set to perform behind bars as part of his new campaign to reform the U.S. prison system.
The All of Me hitmaker has created the Free America drive in a bid to cut down on the number of criminals who are sent to jail and he is to launch the initiative with a concert at a correctional facility in Austin, Texas on Thursday.
The first things on Legend’s agenda will be to perform at a correctional facility in Austin, TX and then to attend a press conference with state legislators to talk about Texas’ criminal justice system. The Grammy-award winner will also co-host a criminal justice event with Politico in Washington, DC and pay a visit to a prison in California.
More artists will be added to the campaign in the future.
Legend is set to perform at a correctional facility in Austin, Texas on Thursday and chat with state legislators in a press conference. He will also visit a California state prison and co-host an event with Politico in D.C. later this month.
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John Legend wants to put an end to mass incarceration, and he’s doing something about it. The R&B singer has launched FREE AMERICA, which is a multiyear campaign against mass incarceration. Legend will visit and perform at a correctional facility in Austin (TX) on April 16th, for which he will participate in a press conference with state legislators to discuss the Texas criminal justice system.
As part of FREE AMERICA, John Legend is embarking on a listening and learning tour across the country visiting with incarcerated individuals, law enforcement, legislators, and experts who’ve been thinking critically about America’s prison problem. Legend’s initiative, which will expand to include other artists and high-profile individuals committed to justice reform, will also seek to support and collaborate with the many pre-existing national and statewide coalitions and organizations committed to this work.
John Legend launched a multiyear initiative today called Free America to help put an end to mass incarceration, Huffington Post reports. The award-winning 36-year-old is scheduled to take part in a press conference with Texas state legislators on Thursday to discuss the state’s criminal justice system after he visits and performs at a correctional facility in Austin. He is also scheduled to visit a California state prison and co-host a Politico criminal justice event this month.
John Legend is taking his show on the road, but rather than playing sold-out amphitheaters, he’ll be crooning in prisons. The tour, which kicks off at a correctional facility in Austin, Texas, is part of an initiative launched Monday called Free America, The Associated Press reported. Legend aims to draw attention to mass incarceration in America and motivate political officials to speak up about criminal justice reform.