John Legend: "Redemption Song"
Джон Леджънт: "Песен за изкуплението"
With his philanthropic work, John Legend is leveraging his stardom to raise social consciousness and make a positive impact on a global scale. Full bio
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a listening and learning tour.
слушай и научи.
and local prisons.
и локалните затвори.
центрове за задържане.
and transformation can happen
трансформацията се случват,
and our immigration detention centers,
в нашите имиграционни центрове,
who want to create a better life
да създадат по-добър живот
the front end of this prison pipeline.
предният край на затворническият поток.
if we intervened,
in the San Quentin State Prison
щатският затвор Сан Куентин
to a productive life
of people behind bars,
don't define who we are,
определят кои сме,
by mass incarceration,
to James right now,
his journey of redemption
behind prison walls.
by all of the hard work
and futures for themselves
are too afraid to go.
прекалено уплашени да тръгнат.
for a brighter tomorrow.
helped hurt people heal
помагат за излекуването на наранени хора
be singin' "Redemption Song."
'Песента на изклуплението'.
has been called "hell on Earth"
'Адът на земята'
of the harshness of my reality,
as if they were my last mile,
сякаш са последните ми мили,
don't have to be free
have been battling our inner demons.
с вътрешни демони.
when inside we're really screamin':
вътрешно всъщност искаме да крещим:
from the prisons I've created.
който сам съм създал.
освободи нашето съзнание.
да освободи нашето съзнание.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERJohn Legend - Singer, musician, composer
With his philanthropic work, John Legend is leveraging his stardom to raise social consciousness and make a positive impact on a global scale.
Why you should listen
Fueled by a lean, immediate sound and a message rooted in optimism, John Legend has become a true superstar with blockbuster tours, high-profile collaborations, nine Grammys and an Oscar (for Best Original Song, “Glory” in 2015’s Selma).
Legend is well-known for his philanthropic work, which includes the Show Me Campaign, an organization that seeks to provide every child with access to a quality education. Most recently, Legend launched #FREEAMERICA, a multi-year cultural change campaign focused on ending mass incarceration. As a respected artist, Legend is using his platform to engage stakeholders from all areas of the criminal justice system to work towards that goal.
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