GLIDE’s Annual Holiday Jam: Dare to Love on Thursday, November 14 at The Masonic in San Francisco will feature a joyful evening of music, celebration and community. This annual event raises much-needed funds for GLIDE’s programs. The evening will feature special performances by 12-time Grammy Award-nominated vocal powerhouse Ledisi, Grammy Award–winning singer Lisa Fischer,the world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble and The Change Band, Grammy Award-nominated multiracial, multi-age hip hop crew Alphabet Rockers, and more to be announced. Renel Brooks-Moon will return as the evening’s emcee.Some of the Bay Area’s favorite restaurants will be providing specialty tastings of their signature items. Honorary co-chairs include Senator Dianne Feinstein and Richard C. Blum, Felicia and Ben Horowitz, Chip Conley, Maja Kristin and Kelly and Craig D. Ramsey.
This is a pivotal moment for the community and country, when so many of our most vulnerable neighbors are suffering from homelessness, hunger, drug use disorders, mental health crises as well as the fear that comes with the wave of violence, xenophobia and bigotry happening nationwide. GLIDE continues to address this suffering head-on with compassion, evidence-based solutions and uncompromising advocacy. GLIDE is building on its 50-year legacy with GLIDE Forward, a strategic vision to expand its reach and deepen its impact.
“GLIDE’s mission of unconditional love, radical inclusion and social justice is sorely needed in this world, now more than ever,” said GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan. “In the face of all that challenges us today, it’s vital that we join together and dare to love. By doing so, we bring hope and light to the people we serve.”
Each year, the GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam raises funds for GLIDE’s comprehensive services, including the Daily Free Meals program, or “Mo’s Kitchen,” which serves 750,000 free meals annually to San Francisco’s most in-need individuals and families.
“The unwavering generosity and support of our community motivates and inspires us in our mission so that we are there for those most in need,” said GLIDE Co-founder and Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams.
Doors open for the Holiday Jam at 5:30 pm for the 7:00 pm program. Individual tickets are available through GLIDE.org/daretolove and range from $50 to $100; VIP tickets and sponsorships are available now and range from $1,000 to $250,000. For more information, please visit GLIDE.org/daretolove, call 415.674.6145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building on its 50-year legacy, GLIDE challenges inequities and stands with the poor, people of color, LGBTQ persons, and others facing oppression, isolation and stigma, while offering a holistic, integrated model of programs and services to address the complex needs of the community. Today, GLIDE continues to deepen its impact and extend its reach to thousands of individuals and families in need. Through comprehensive services, fearless advocacy and spiritual connection, GLIDE remains a powerful beacon of hope for a healthier, more just and inclusive city.
GLIDE Annual Holiday Jam: Dare to Love —an evening of celebration and music benefiting GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program and other services.
The Masonic, 1111 California, San Francisco, CA 94108
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ledisi Ledisi is a 12-time Grammy-nominated vocal powerhouse who has wowed fans ever since she came onto the Bay Area music scene. Over the past 20 years, she has earned a place in the pantheon of the best soul singers of her generation. Ledisi is a favorite of The Obamas and has performed nine times at the White House. Most recently, she recorded on a project duetting with the late Miles Davis. In 2015 she landed a role in the Oscar-nominated movie Selma, portraying Mahalia Jackson. In 2017, Ledisi released her ninth Grammy-nominated studio album, “Let Love Rule”, which features John Legend and Kirk Franklin, among others. The album received three Grammy nominations in the “Best R&B Album,” “Best R&B Performance” (High), and “Best Traditional R&B Performance” (All The Way) categories.
Lisa Fischer Powerhouse vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer is touring the world’s finest concert halls and festivals with her band Grand Baton. After decades of singing background for icons like The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa was featured in the 2013 Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. The film showcased clips of her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter" and accepting her first Grammy for “How Can I Ease the Pain.” In 2018, the Seattle Symphony commissioned and premiered Lisa’s first fully-orchestrated program, “The Classic Lisa Fischer.” Other recent collaborations include Yo Yo Ma's Sing Me Home, Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody, Billy Childs' Map to the Treasure, The Propelled Heart with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Anna Deavere Smith’s HBO special Notes from the Field.
Alphabet Rockers Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change. Led by Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, they create brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip hop. Their Grammy-nominated music, videos, concerts and curriculum are designed by an intercultural team of educators, artists, parents and young people of all genders. Headlining at Lollapalooza, The Kennedy Center, San Francisco Pride and in 50+ schools nationally each year, inclusive audiences love their contemporary sound and positive messages. Reaching over 300K families since 2007, Alphabet Rockers inspire American kids and families to stand up to hate and be their brave and beautiful selves.
The GLIDE Ensemble featuring Vernon Bush and The Change Band – widely acclaimed gospel choir and eight-piece band.
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Richard C. Blum
Felicia and Ben Horowitz
Kelly and Craig D. Ramsey
Online tickets available October 1.
Individual tickets range from $50 to $100
VIP tickets and sponsorships are available now and range from $500 to $250,000.
For more information and tickets: visit GLIDE.org/daretolove, call 415.674.6145 or email email@example.com