LGBT Artists Pay Tribute to #BlackLivesMatter
Honouring slain People of Color, Gay and Transgendered in powerful presentation.
San Diego band, Danielle LoPresti & The Masses released a new video last week from their moving performance at San Diego IndieFest 9, this past March 28, 2015. The performance took place at Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park, directly facing the front doors of the Mid-City Police Station in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego.
LoPresti, joined by Minneapolis out singing phenom, Cameron Wright, and several guest performers from the IndieFest 9 lineup (including The Brothers Burns, Kendrick Dial, and Gill Sotu), petitioned the San Diego Police Department to be the leaders in the fight against police brutality and racial profiling, in a powerful mashup of LoPresti’s original, “Call Me Sister,” and Michael Jackson’s iconic anthem, “They Don’t Care About Us.”
The live performance was accompanied by a gripping video that juxtaposed our country's history of racism and violence with our current state of affairs. The video ends with a photo montage of many of the slain, including several transgendered Women of Color, whose stories have shamefully gone (and continue to go) underreported and largely dismissed by society.
Danielle LoPresti & The Masses teamed up with ACLU California on this video release to promote the organization’s new mobile app, “Mobile Justice.”
Watch the video here: