As the world shelters in place and struggles for justice, the arts are more important than ever. Join Visions and Voices as they kick off the 2020–21 academic year and their 15th season with a dynamic and inspirational evening of music, dance, spoken word, comedy, and more. This special event will amplify the role of the arts as a means of connection, resilience, healing, and social change. Attendees will also be invited to join the artists “backstage” for an epic virtual dance party starring you.
Usually limited to USC students only, we are excited to announce that because this year’s kickoff will be presented online, we can open it up to everyone. Let’s get together and celebrate the 15th season of Visions and Voices!
- Indigenous hip hop artist Jessa Calderon
- Poetry slam champion Rudy Francisco
- The All-American Jewish Lesbian Folk Singer, Phranc
- Nationally acclaimed poet Yosimar Reyes
- Trailblazing dancer and choreographer Micaela Taylor
- Dancer, choreographer, and USC Kaufman graduate Jakevis Thomason
- Multi-genre turntablists Urban Assault a.k.a. DJ Faust and DJ Shortee
- Emceed by award-winning performance artist, comedian, and activist Kristina Wong