FLINT, Michigan—The seventh annual Humanity in Harmony Music Festival will feature local and international artists and honor local journalist Dawn Jones as its Journalist in Residence.
Hosted by the Flint Jewish Federation, the annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the MacArthur Recital Hall at the Flint Institute of Music. The local Humanity in Harmony series is a part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Day, the only such event in Michigan. It honors and remembers Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in 2002, by highlighting his love of music and his dedication to his career as a journalist.
Artists include violinist and composer, Meg Okura, and her New York-based Pan-Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble; folk group Mustards Retreat; local high school students in the Dort Honors String Quartet; and Jewish rocker, singer and songwriter Sheldon Low who will perform this year with his wife Hadar Orshalimy under the name We Are The Northern Lights.
Jones is a reporter and an anchor of WJRT-Channel 12 news. Born and raised in Flint, Jones is an Emmy-award winning journalist with more than 25 years broadcast experience. She is the fifth local Humanity in Harmony Journalist in Residence.
She will give a keynote address focusing on the need for journalists and journalism to inform the world. She also is serving as the judge for the $1,000 journalism scholarships awarded at the festival.
Tickets to the event are $10 and can be purchased online through The Whiting box office