The Heart Beneath the Hood

Event Details
August 5, 2013
City Hall Courtyard Philadelphia, PA


Join Philly Reacts for their first event “The Heart Beneath the Hood: Artistic Action for Trayvon Martin” on Monday, August 5, 2013. Hosted by Laiya Stclair of Hot 107.9 and featuring performances from Sonia Sanchez, jazz vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd, New Freedom Theatre’s youth vocal ensemble, this will be a night you do not want to miss!

Bring a hoodie to donate or look for a drop box around town. Donations will be used to create one unified flag as a symbol of peace and equality which will be raised to fly in Center City and shared via video to millions of people worldwide. Attendees can also share their personal story at the video and audio stations at the event.

Philly Reacts is an initiative from First Person Arts seeking to bring together a group of artists and community members to discuss national events and transform their reactions and experiences into art. The Heart Beneath the Hood event will serve as the first conversation about race and equality.

This is a free event and will be held at the City Hall Courtyard starting at 5:30pm. For more information, visit