Shining a Light — A Concert and Conversation About Race, Tonight on Television

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Tonight six television networks join together for Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America.

Campus unrest over bigotry and complaints about racism in law enforcement demonstrate the urgency of constructive engagement on race. It is part of an initiative from A+E Networks, iHeartMedia and United Way. They have joined forces to launch Shining a Light, “a multi-platform initiative designed to promote real progress on race in America, following the Emanuel AME Church tragedy and inspired by the reaction of the family members and Charleston community. The program is designed to inspire others to go beyond short-lived, symbolic gestures and to explore the uncomfortable truth about the racial inequity and bias in our country and to help individuals and organizations that are working to make progress on issues of race.”

The concert will include Pink, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sia, Jamie Foxx, Jill Scott, and Sting.
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