What is our goal?
The goal of the Def Poetry Jam is to raise funds to provide food distribution and resource support to essential workers and individuals in vulnerable and underserved communities.
How will the funds be managed?
Funds contributed on this page will be received and managed by Rush Philanthropic, a 501(c)3 tax-deductible non-profit organization.
Who will manage distribution of resources?
25% of proceeds raised will be a part of the #ArtForLife Artist Relief Fund directly serving artists in form of grants.
75% of proceeds raised will benefit relief efforts in Newark, New Jersey- with support from Newark Symphony Hall's #EmbraceNewark, an artist activated COVID-19 relief and wellness initiative.
Where can you watch?
The livestream will be viewed on Facebook on SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2020 at 4:00PM PST/7:00PM EST.
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ABOUT RUSH PHILANTHROPIC (www.RushPhilanthropic.org)
Co-founded by Danny Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (Rush Arts) is dedicated to providing underserved youth with contemporary art education, and developing and supporting artists, curators and new audiences.
ABOUT #EmbraceNewark (www.newarksymphonyhall.org/embrace-newark)
Newark Symphony Hall has launched #EmbraceNewark as a way to provide communication, connectivity, and hope to the community as we endure the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to combat issues arising from this pandemic, Newark Symphony Hall–which has been committed to bringing the people of Newark together to uplift and entertain them for 95 years–is bringing together artists, government officials, community organizations and influencers to deliver an integrated solution.
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Newark Symphony Hall
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