MILCK ADDRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF ASIAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATION
MILCK ALSO JOINS VAN JONES FOR NATIONAL DAY OF EMPATHY ON MARCH 2
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and social change recording artist MILCK will kick off National Women’s History Month by joining Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, Jane Fonda, Jameela Jamil and more during nonprofit fair trade shop The Little Market’s first-ever “Conversations With Changemakers” virtual series from March 8-15. MILCK is also set to join Van Jones and Louis L. Reed of Dream Corp JUSTICE for National Day of Empathy on March 2nd.
The Little Market’s “Conversations With Changemakers” will feature thought-provoking conversations between activists, celebrities and thought leaders. On March 15th, MILCK will join journalist Melissa Magsaysay, civil rights activist/CEO + Founder of Rise Amanda Nguyen and Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram Eva Chen to discuss Asian American Representation. Click here to sign up.
The conversation comes at a time of widespread racially-motivated attacks on the Asian American community, specifically elders. During the roundtable, MILCK, Magsaysay, Nguyen and Chen will discuss the purpose and need for the #StopAsianHate movement, how to achieve racial equity in business and entertainment, the importance of Asian American representation and more. Other speakers featured at The Little Market’s virtual “Conversations With Changemakers” series include Amy Schumer, Kelly Ripa, Sofía Vergara, Activist Mónica Ramírez, Angela Doyinsola Aina and Melissa McCarthy to name a few.
MILCK collaborated with The Little Market last October on a beautiful candle and toteavailable in the virtual marketplace as part of her “Somebody’s Beloved Fund.” For each candle and tote purchased, 50% of the purchase price is donated to the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, a beneficiary organization of the “Somebody’s Beloved Fund.” Each candle is hand-poured by women refugees in the United States, and each tote is handcrafted and screen-printed by artisan women in Bangladesh. They feature lyrics from “Somebody’s Beloved’ and “I Can’t Keep Quiet.” To date, the fund has independently raised upwards of $77,000 for its seven beneficiary organizations. Learn more about the fund here.
MILCK joins Van Jones, Dream Corps JUSTICE, the Empathy Network and national organizers for the National Day of Empathy on March 2 for a single day of action to spotlight state and local efforts to highlight the urgency of criminal justice reform. Click HERE to watch MILCK’s PSA. MILCK will also contribute a special performance of “Somebody’s Beloved.”
Having “cemented her status as one of music’s voices for the women’s movement,” LA-based artist and activist, MILCK continues to use her art as a means to work towards social justice. Her hit song “Quiet” sparked a revolution during the women’s march and has been translated into multiple languages by choirs all over the world, been featured as part of NPR’s American Anthem series, and was Billboard's No. 1 protest song of 2017.
MILCK’s most recent song “Somebody’s Beloved” came out last October during the Black Lives Matter protests and chronicles the life-shattering effects of systemic racism in America. The song is complimented by a fundraising campaign helping seven different organizations building power around racial justice, feminism, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform and mental health. In January, MILCK was invited to participate in The Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing and performed a powerful duet of “Somebody’s Beloved” with acclaimed poet Amanda Gorman. MILCK’s essay on bravery was just published in the book Hungry Hearts which came out via Penguin Random House on February 9. Hungry Hearts is a collection of essays on courage, desire and belonging.
ABOUT NATIONAL DAY OF EMPATHY
National Day of Empathy is the nation’s largest day of criminal justice reform action to generate empathy on a massive scale for the millions of Americans impacted by the criminal justice system. Hosted by Dream Corp, a bipartisan organization that works to cut crime and incarceration across the US, Day of Empathy takes a two-pronged approach to criminal justice reform: building empathy in elected officials to take action and humanizing and uplifting the stories of those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system to demonstrate the effects that policy has on the lives of impacted people, their families, their friends, crime survivors and their communities. Visit dayofempathy.org to find an event near you or text Empathy to 97483 to get your community involved in the fight for criminal justice reform.
ABOUT THE LITTLE MARKET
The Little Market (TLM), co-founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, is a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products. Behind each product is a person who created it — and a story. TLM seeks to empower artisans around the world by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. TLM is committed to upholding the dignity of artisans, celebrating their cultural techniques and traditions and bringing attention to social justice and human rights issues faced by their communities. Learn more about TLM: https://www.thelittlemarket.com/pages/about-the-little-market
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