ERASE Racism Holds a Special Fundraiser at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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ERASE Racism, a civil rights non-profit, will hold a special fundraiser on November 18th, which includes lunch and a performance of "The Cotton Club Parade," presented by NY City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The Cotton Club Parade

A thrilling 90-minute celebration

On Sunday, November 18, 2012, ERASE Racism will hold a special fundraiser to see the musical “Cotton Club Parade,” presented by NY City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center, with music from their famous orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis. The production is in celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and '30s. The musical is packed with hits from some of the greatest jazz composers of the time-including Harold Arlen, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, and Ellington himself. Stephen Holden, in his review for The NY Times, called it a “thrilling 90-minute celebration” that “made period jazz come to life with a focused intensity and rhythmic savvy.”

The fundraiser also includes lunch before the performance. All of the proceeds will support ERASE Racism’s work to eliminate racial discrimination and create racial equity. Tickets can be purchased on ERASE Racism’s website:

About ERASE Racism: ERASE Racism is a regional organization that leads public policy advocacy campaigns and related programmatic initiatives to promote racial equity in areas such as housing, public school education and healthcare. It engages in a variety of research, education and consulting activities to identify and address institutional and structural racism, primarily on Long Island. In housing, it analyzes the practices and policies of both public and private institutions whose work affects fair housing and it advocates for changes in those practices and policies that are impediments to racial equity.

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