In partnership with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and Imagine
Justice and through the social impact campaign REPRESENT JUSTICE, PLUS ONE society, organized a concert and roundtable conversation involving incarcerated individuals alongside Academy-Award Winning Artist and Activist, COMMON.
The event took place at the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Norco, California.
Common performed a rousing set for thousands of CRC residents. During the concert, he was joined on stage by formerly incarcerated rapper and Represent Justice Ambassador Bobby Gonz. Bobby first met Common while incarcerated and performed for him, impressing the rapper. He has since had his sentence commuted and
this concert was his first time back inside. Before the concert, we organized a roundtable discussion with residents of the facility, Represent Justice Ambassadors, and members of ARC. Just Mercy actress Karan Kendrick also graced the stage, and reminded residents of the people on the outside who care about them.
Ultimately, the concert was a manifestation of hope as it inspired empathy, touched the audience on an emotional level and connected the public with individuals impacted by the justice system.