A tribute to warrior for justice Kate Schulte, featuring the Jazz Poetry Ensemble and special guests D.D. Jackson and Kidd Jordan.
We have reached our Kickstarter goal, which means we will be funded. However, we still need another $3000 to fully fund this event.
When you contribute to this project, you are contributing to an important cultural event for a local community. You are contributing to a remembrance of and a tribute to a member of that community who may not have been known by all, but who had a significant positive effect on that community. You are helping to elevate Kate’s values and inspire the next generation of people who care.
The Arts Foundation of Olde Town will present a Tribute to Kate Schulte, featuring the Jazz Poetry Ensemble and very special guests D.D. Jackson and Edward “Kidd” Jordan at the Hot Times Festival on September 9, 2012.
The Kate Schulte Tribute at the Hot Times Festival pays homage to an important figure who contributed significantly to the Columbus community. It is also an opportunity to further goals she and Hot Times shared: nurturing arts and culture to promote community interaction and understanding, volunteerism, equal justice, cooperation, and community unity and rejuvenation.
Kate died a few days after last year’s festival and it was the first festival in my memory at which she did not work a volunteer shift. Her law office was in Old Town East and that community was particularly important to her. The work she did as a lawyer in this community was devoted to the civil rights of all people, but especially to those of African-Americans, women, and the disabled. As a major force in anti-discrimination suits against the city of Columbus, she would have been gratified to see the new female police chief. She has a tangible memorial in the curb ramps installed on every corner of the city as a result of her efforts. She was a warrior for justice.
The tribute performance will feature works reflecting Kate's commitments to equal justice, equal rights, and community. It will also bring together artists who were important to Kate. These include her husband Michael Vander Does's group, The Jazz Poetry Ensemble, with Roger Myers, Roger Hines, and Brett Burleson; Edward “Kidd” Jordan, patriarch of an important New Orleans jazz family who also has ties to the Columbus area; and D.D. Jackson, who has performed in Columbus with David Murray and Columbus native Chris Howes. While they are here, D.D. and Kidd will be doing workshops with students at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School.
You can help make this tribute happen. Money raised from this project will help bring the Kidd and D.D. to Columbus and pay production costs. It will also help us create a CD and possibly a DVD memento of the concert. Our $2500 goal is only a portion of the money we need to fund this project properly. Please continue to give after our goal is reached. For tax deductible contributions, please send a check (clearly earmarked for the Kate Schulte Tribute - both on the check and with a note) directly to the Arts Foundation of Olde Town, P.O. Box 7167, Columbus, OH, 43205.
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