CHURCHILL DOWNS AND HUMANA PRESENT KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION JUSTICEFESTWATCH IT LIVE MAY 22!
In this inaugural event for Jefferson County students, local school children from grades 3-12 are pitching ideas to propose solutions to community-wide issues! Then on Saturday, May 22, they will present them to community leaders with hopes of initiating change.
Students are bringing to the table topics on homelessness, trash disposal concerns, inclusiveness, and historical content from diverse communities. Their projects include interviewing and publishing books on justice issues, producing documentaries and animation to further the story and creating opportunities for hope and healing in Louisville, KY.
The 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation JusticeFest is being produced as part of the recently announced Derby Equity and Community Initiative, with Kentucky Derby Festival, Churchill Downs and Humana.
While the event is not open to the public, interested viewers can watch via livestream on the Derby Festival’s YouTube Channel HERE.
9 A.M.: Welcome Programming
Meditation by Ariana Tulay
Performance by Mighty Shades of Ebony “Red Line”
Welcome from JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio
Overview by Matt Kaufmann, Nyree Clayton-Taylor, Dodie Howlett
9:30 A.M.: Morning Performances
Performance by Nadia Bansford and Aaliyah Compton
Performance by Dina Busaleh
9:45 A.M.: Morning Pitches
12:15 P.M.: Afternoon Performances
Performance by Sage Snyder
Performance by Lucas McCranney
Speakers & Special Guests
Performance by Hannah Drake
Performance by The Young Prodigys’ “Crown”
Remarks from Matt Kaufmann & Nyree Clayton-Taylor on Justice Now
2 P.M.: Afternoon Pitches
4:30 P.M.: Event Closing
*Schedule is subject to change, as of 5.7.21. By invitation ONLY, not open to the public
Do you have a participating Student?
For information about your student’s schedule, pitch or other questions, please contact your student’s Justice Now teacher/coach.
Contribute to the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation to help fund Education Programs like JusticeFest!
The Foundation perpetuates the Festival’s impact on the community by developing projects that highlight the Festival’s influence on the area’s cultural heritage. It works to further the Festival’s educational and charitable mission through exhibitions and performances and producing educational programming on the Festival’s schedule of events, such as a Student Art Contest, STEM Robotics Competition and a Quick Recall Tournament.
The annual charitable impact of the Foundation is nearly $250,000.
All contributions made to the Foundation are tax-deductible.