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You Haven't Done Nothin': Artist as Activists

Event Date

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00PM

Venue Information

UDC Library Auditorium (Bldg. 41-A03)
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Event Information

This event is free.  

Advance registration is required for entry (click the registration button above).

Limited parking is available at UDC's campus. Campus is Metro (WMATA) accessible.

More info: contact Mikaela Carlton at

If you are unable to attend but would like to support the DC Jazz Festival year-round programs, we offer the opportunity to make an easy donation here.



JAZZforum partners with the DC Jazz Festival to present a video screening of MBowie and The Blast’s You Haven’t Done Nothin’. ​Inspired by Stevie Wonder's 1970s anthem, this short film is a multimedia performance, --using jazz, hip hop, spoken word, and dance--, to explore themes of social justice, protest, and artists as activists.  A one-hour panel discussion will follow the screening along with an audience Q&A. Panelists will include Musical Director Michael Bowie, Lead Videographer Adili Ailixier, Many Languages Once Voice Director Sapna Pandya, Dim Sum Media Founder Farrah Skeiky, Art Under Pressure Co-Founder Cory Stowers, and jazz journalist John Murph; and will be moderated by DC Jazz Festival Artistic Director Willard Jenkins.  (Event Duration: 90 Min.)

View the video teaser here, produced by Neo Syndicate Production.

This project is made possible by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Peter Gillon and Lisa Hook, the CrossCurrents Foundation; and in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia JAZZforum and Atlas Performing Arts Center. 


The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, is made possible, in part, with major grants from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; and, in part, by major grants from the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Gillon Family Charitable Fund, The Mayo Charitable Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, The NEA Foundation, Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Reva & David Logan Foundation, Fowler Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment. ©2017 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved. Tax ID #20-1799842.  CFC # 17778.