social justice disco

Jewish Community Center
December 14
7 p.m.

Take a break from the stress of holiday shopping, wrapping and cooking to help make the world a better place.

Local musical luminaries Phat Man Dee and Liz Berlin are hosting a unique “social justice disco” and you’re invited to sing — and dance — along.

The pair will share their collection of social justice songs — soon to be released via CD — during a concert featuring original material along with renowned numbers such as “I Will Survive,” “I Can’t Breathe” and “Have You Been to Jail for Justice?”

Spanning a diverse fusion of genres — from jazz and gospel, to hip hop and disco — the show will feature special guests Pastor Deryck Tines and the Lemington Gospel Chorale, Christina Springer, Miguel Saga Jr. and more.

Singer and percussionist Liz Berlin is a member of the award-winning band Rusted Root. Co-owner of Mr. Small’s, Berlin has released solo albums and runs the nonprofit, Creative.Life.Support. Vocalist, bandleader and poet Phat Man Dee performs frequently with her group The Cultural District and as part of the sideshow burlesque ensemble Kabarett Vulgare. Sung in multiple languages, her eclectic repertoire spans jazz torch songs to opera to blues and more.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.