Yesterday we posted a piece about a Boston-based band, Hot Molasses, which uses its music to promote awareness about social issues.

Well good things must come in at least twos, because later that day I saw that a Jewish environmental educator friend of mine, Laura, also performs with SongRise: a Washington DC-based women’s social justice a cappella group.

According to their site, the women of SongRise “use our music to inspire people to fight for social and political change. We offer up our singing talents at community events, rallies, protests, farmer’s markets, civil rights celebrations, DC voting rights events, arts showcases, in schools, at churches, in prisons…you name it, whoever among us can be there will stand up and sing!”

Music, justice and service together – what could be better? How about an upcoming show? This Friday, SongRise is perfoming at The Potter’s House in DC as part of their weekly Songs of Hope benefit concert series. Funds raised at the concert will go to Beyond Borders, a non-profit working to promote equality, education and literacy, and empower citizens in Haiti.

Find more information about the show here – and support SongRise in singing out for justice.