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National Day of Racial Healing featuring Lizz Wright in Concert

  • Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts 1419 Basin Street New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)

American jazz and gospel singer Lizz Wright is the featured artist at the National Day of Racial Healing event. Wright joined the Atlanta-based vocal quartet In the Spirit in 2000, and in 2002 she signed a recording contract with Verve Records, where her musical compositions and vocal style led her to be compared to that of Norah Jones. She has released several albums, with her first album, Salt, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2004. (wikipedia) National Day of Racial Healing is a call to action to help mobilize communities, organizations and individuals across the United States in support of Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation. Overall, communities, organizations and individuals are being asked to 1) proclaim a new narrative that refutes the ideology of a hierarchy of human value ...; 2) acknowledge that there are still deep racial divisions in America ... and 3) commit to engaging representatives from all racial, ethnic, religious and identity groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another and the perceived other. (FAQ from

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