Ava DuVernay To Honor Olympian Tommie Smith At TIDAL X: Brooklyn

New York, NY – It’s been 50 years since U.S. Olympian Tommie Smith raised his fist in protest in opposition to worldwide racism after profitable a Gold medal within the 200-meter dash occasion.

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Now, TIDAL X: Brooklyn might be celebrating the trailblazer and Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay might be doing the honors on. CNN’s Van Jones can even be becoming a member of.

“We are privileged to have Tommie, Ava, Van, and all of the artist’s assist for this particular evening to make clear felony justice reform throughout a such a divisive time in our nation,” TIDAL’s VP Artist Relation Jason Kpana mentioned in a press launch. “TIDAL X: Brooklyn might be a strong night and we’re proud to make use of our platform and voice to amplify this dialog to evoke change.”

On October 23, followers will have the ability to dwell stream the present to observe main artists resembling Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mil and Anderson .Paak, hit the Barclays Center stage.

All ticket earnings will go in direction of assist for felony justice reform non-profit organizations resembling #Minimize50, Equal Justice Initiative and Innocence Project and REFORM.

This one among many profit live shows, TIDAL has placed on. So far, they've raised over $10 million for social justice, catastrophe aid & restoration, and training causes.