2015 United We Stand Festival

Jahi & Chuck D of PE 2.0 perform at 2015 United We Stand Festival

The 2015 United We Stand Festival took place at Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles and will continue as a tour, bringing together speakers, authors, and other cultural leaders to discuss and celebrate the political process. The momentum helped to inspire people to run for office, targeting the Congressional races in 2016.

 

The festival served as a kickoff for a series of 2016 Open Presidential Debates hosted by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation and was a tribute to Civil Rights Leader Amelia Boynton Robinson, who led Martin Luther King to Selma. Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark spoke in homage of her.

 

Guest Speakers included Alexander McCobin of Students for Liberty, Bennie “Rainbow Thunder Heart” LeBeau of Earth Wisdom Foundation, Christina Tobin of Free and Equal Elections, Daniel Pinchbeck of 2012 Documentary: Time for Change, Freddy Sayegh of FOXX Firm, Green Party’s 2016 Presidential Nominee Dr. Jill Stein, Republican Party’s 2014 Congressional Candidate John Dennis (CA-12), Libertarian Party’s 2012 Vice-Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray, Pamela Donnelly, National Media Expert in College Admissions, Professor Griff of Public Enemy, and Richard Winger of Ballot Access News.

 

Performing artists included Chuck D. & Jahi of PE 2.0, Clayton Joseph Scott, Eriel Indigo, Hart Sawyer, Hani Naser, Kaisi Berick – The Siren, Luminaries, Nano Munoz, International Reggae Musician Nattali Rize, and International Reggae Musician Spragga Benz.

 

The event also featured an Independent Media Panel which included Andy Lee Roth of Project Censored, Claire S. Bernish of Pontiac Tribune, Derrick Broze of The Conscious Resistance, Luke Rudkowski of We Are The Change, Nick Bernabe of Anti Media, Pawz One of Underground HipHop Blog and Sunny Chayes of Singin’ in the Rain.