Collage: Top row, left to right: Amadou & Mariam, Matthew Whitaker, Sean Allan Krill, Marcus Roberts. Bottom row: Aloe Blacc, Haben Girma, Jennah Bell, text: AFB 100.

Save the Date for the March 4, 7 pm Eastern Premiere!

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the “Art of Inclusion” concert and gala, featuring a star-studded cast of artists and leaders committed to equity and inclusion. This virtual gala will be co-hosted by Haben Girma, author of the best-selling memoir Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, and AFB President and CEO Kirk Adams, Ph.D. Featuring music from Grammy-nominated artists Amadou & Mariam and Marcus Roberts, jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker, Tony-nominated actor and singer Sean Allan Krill, songwriter and singer Jennah Bell, hip-hop artist Aloe Blacc, students from the New York Institute For Special Education Choir, and more, this special event will celebrate historical milestones and energize the public around AFB’s vision for an inclusive, accessible society.

What: The Art of Inclusion: AFB100 Concert & Celebration
Who: An award-winning lineup of performers and other special guests
When: March 4, 2021, 7 p.m. EST
Where: Available to stream via afb.org/ArtOfInclusion (this page); advance registration suggested

“Throughout our 100-year history, we have confronted challenges and overcome obstacles in the name of a singular, overarching goal: to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or low vision,” Adams said. “We look forward to sharing some of our most notable achievements and celebrating with an entertainment lineup that will not only make for a thrilling event, but underscore the theme of inclusivity that we strive to make an everyday reality.”

True to AFB’s commitment to inclusion, the virtual gala will be accessible – and free – so everyone can share in this dynamic, special evening. Captions, audio description, ASL interpretation, and a full transcript will be provided.

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