WATCH LIVE: Phans for Racial Equity Public Forum and Virtual Concert

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Phans for Racial Equity (PHRE) is hosting their first annual retreat this weekend, and we are excited to be helping them webcast the public forum and virtual concert tonight!

Jay Curley of Ben and Jerry's will moderate a discussion from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. about how fans can make the scene more inclusive & support racial justice in the broader world. "In a Minute I'll be PHRE: Origins & Organizing" will also address PHRE's origins, including the "Phish Scene So White: Let's Talk" article, the online backlash, and what that says about the Phish fan community; as well as about PHRE's mission and core activities, including tabling at Phish shows and working with venues to address harassment, and how folks can get involved.

While this is a free event, ​they are asking attendees to make a contribution to Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Color of Change uses donations to help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us, moving decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Give here:

Plus, join us after the forum at 7:30 p.m. ET ​ for "Party Time! Happy Hour" to hang out and listen to some great music from a diverse and exciting lineup of performers who are excited to support PHRE's mission: Jackie Venson, Hayley Jane, Gordon Sterling, Garrin Benfield, Neel Singh, and Andy Greenberg (of Runaway Gin). ​

​You can tune in via the DC Music Review facebook page. You can also find the stream on the ​PHRE YouTube page and  on the ​PHRE twitter via periscope. Those of you that would prefer an audio-only stream can find that on DC Music Review contributor Will Urquhart's Mixlr account.

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Will Urquhart

Will Urquhart is a television and radio producer, concert taper, and audiovisual expert. His focus is on webcast production and projection visuals for political organizations and bands. Will's work has been featured in various publications such as NPR, Live For Live Music, Live Music Daily, and many more.