A collection of spoken word artists, singers and emcees from Minnesota and around the country will perform at a benefit for Jamar Clark on Tuesday evening in north Minneapolis.
The event, called “Break the Silence! Honoring Jamar Clark Benefit Show” and sponsored by the Minneapolis-based non-profit the Anti-War Committee, is taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Capri Theater, at 2027 W Broadway Av. Among the notable acts set to perform are Maria Isa, a Twin Cities hip-hop artist and actress, and local emcee Muja Messiah.
Organizers said that the “pay-what-you-can” entry fee will be donated to “support ongoing organizing for justice in his case.”
Clark, who was black, died a day after being shot in mid-November during a struggle with two white Minneapolis police officers, which prompted weeks of protest and fueled a broad conversation about police conduct and race. The U.S. Department of Justice and state officials launched separate investigations of the incident.
“If we don’t get no justice, they will not get no peace or sleep,” said Alexander Clark, a community organizer. “In the spirit of freedom fighter Assata Shakur, I believe it is our duty to fight for our freedom, just as it is our duty to win.”
For more information, visit: http://antiwarcommittee.org/event/break-the-silence-a-benefit-show-honoring-jamar-clark/