Rapper/actor Common has emerged as one of music’s loudest voices for social activism in the last few years, most recently releasing the stirring video for his “Black America Again” anthem, which paid tribute to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Soon, Common will shift his focus to the New York City school system. It was announced on Monday (Sept. 26) that the Chicago native will appear as both a speaker and performer at Wednesday’s (Sept. 28) #PathToPossible March in Brooklyn. The march will protest New York’s racial achievement gap in public education while celebrating the titular campaign’s efforts to increase the reach and impact of public charter schools. The cause’s specific goal is to spur city officials into doubling the public charter sector, from reaching 100,000 children a year to 200,000, by the year 2020.
“Every kid from every neighborhood deserves a great education, and New York City’s public charter schools are bringing this vision to life,” Common said via press release. “I’m proud to support charter school families in their fight to put 200,000 students on the path to possible.”
The march will take place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. You can sign up for #PathToPossible at the movement’s website pathtopossible.org.