A PROJECT OF SHARED HARVEST FUND
The Sounds of Goodness festival is an intimate concert series and salute to advocates and the volunteer boots on the ground serving the most vulnerable people among us.
At our inaugural celebration, we are honoring celebrity and community Ambassadors who are breaking the stigma about mental health and advocating for better access to resources for immigrants and communities of color. We're excited to announce the legendary change-maker, Christine Simmons, COO of the Academy of Motion Pictures, to present the award to our invited honorees.
Shared Harvest was founded by three women doctors on a mission to reduce the burden of student loan debt and to spread prosperity through service and compassion. Financial health directly impacts mental health and wellbeing. The student debt crisis and growing financial insecurities have had consequential effects on not only the economy but rates of depression, anxiety, prescription drug abuse, and suicide among young professionals. Tired of witnessing the despair of a generation, they decided to do something about it and built a skills-matching app and online network that amplifies wellness, service and student debt relief.
Join Shared Harvest in breaking free from the despair and divisive noise and ringing in sounds of goodness!
Christine Simmons is the Chief Operating Officer of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, previously president and COO of the Los Angeles Spark. Prior to her role with the Los Angeles Sparks, Simmons served as executive VP of Magic Johnson Enterprises. She has held senior positions managing and expanding supplier diversity at both Disney and NBCUniversal while balancing her devotion to community service. Simmons is an unapologetic trailblazer and advocate for women empowerment. She serves on the advisory councils for Women in Sports and Events and Next Play Capital. In October, Ebony magazine included Simmons in its "Power 100" list of inspiring African-Americans.
Elsa M. is an award-winning journalist, TV Host, Radio Host, and podcaster who has made a name for herself as unafraid, unconfined, and unbothered. Elsa has hosted several sold-out concerts in the thousands for the likes of T-Pain, Patty LaBelle, and more. She's also a gifted celebrity interviewer, having had the pleasure to interview incredible talents, including megastar Rihanna in the studio. She forges pathways to increase diversity in broadcast journalism and serves as a mentor to young talent. From being a TV Reporter/Anchor in multiple cities nationwide to now hosting "Midday Maryland," she has truly done it all - and is still doing it!
Sounds of Goodness is a showcase of hand-picked emerging talent and renowned artists brought to the center stage for an intimate, one-of-a-kind experience.
Check back here for our very special performer's reveal announcement in June 2020.
Aims to normalize conversations about mental illness to increase awareness, eliminate stigma and reduce the rate of suicide.
A community based mental health center serving a diverse population with focused efforts on the underserved & un-served members of the community between the age of birth to 21 years old.
A vision to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
JUNE 20TH 2020
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Blackbird House is a very special place founded by visionary, Bridgid Coulter; a meeting and coworking wellness space for global thought leaders and social impact innovators.
Blackbird is uniquely designed for women of color & allies; founders & artists, activists & healers who understand the essential aim toward diversity and work-life balance.
This is our legacy. This is our chance to make a difference. Together, we will break the silence and break the cycle.
Taraji P. Henson
Boris L. Henson Foundation
Why are we punishing student borrowers? Why aren't we giving them basic protections? At the very least, why can't we treat our borrowers the same way we treat our banks? Because 44 million Americans - that's too big to fail.
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We are here to offer love, empathy, and support to those who are affected by mental illness. We are committed to helping each of us create a better mind, body and spirit.