In the 1950s and 60s, African Americans rose up against the crippling, dehumanizing injustice of systemic inequality and racism. One of the many songs that brought people together, gave courage and kept spirits up was Eyes on the Prize. “Keep your eyes on the prize, hold on.” Violent repression, jail, beatings, sometimes even death did not stop that movement from holding on.
In today’s global turmoil of war, injustice and climate disaster, we need to remember to hold on.
We need to hold on to the knowledge that positive social change always comes from the ground up, and we are on the ground, making those changes.
We need to hold on to each other, build community around the world, encourage each other, work together, take care of each other.
We need to hold on to our vision, inspired by the values of active nonviolence and creative, inclusive music making, bringing connection, community and hope.
As 2017 comes to a close, we ask our supporters around the world to hold on to your hope, to your communities, and to us. Please help us to continue our work in 2018, keeping our eyes on the prize.
Countless people are affected by war and conflict every day. We use music as a tool to build connections, foster empathy and shape communities. Studies have shown that music is a powerful tool that can shape culture and strengthen social bonds.
Music is our universal language.
Show your support and donate today so we can continue using music as a means to address societies divided and affected by conflict.