We are City Love (Think Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Jack Johnson as your Kindergarten Teachers - or Hip Hop James Baldwin, Emcee Nina Simone and 2020 Mister Rogers), a West Philly-based social justice music and education group. We are teachers and musicians who make music for the world we need and use our songs to spread love, hope, dialogue, justice and healing.
City Love, co-founded by Sterling Duns (Dwight Dunston), Caselli Jordan (Brian Caselli Jordan) who partnered with Emyne Sanders-Rasul has shared assemblies, workshops, and performances at schools, colleges, and conferences throughout the country with tens of thousands of students, educators and people of all ages. They were 2018-19 Haverford College Friends in Residence and 2019 Equity in Action Grantees. City Love recently released a young children's album called World of Love about race, honoring our differences, standing up for each other, equity, self-love, and belonging
World of Love
"World of Love!" This young children’s album is a culmination of our hopes and dreams for the next generation and a musical vaccination against bigotry and hatred.
The Tao Te Ching says, “Sow the great in the small. Difficult things of the world are best tackled in their small beginnings.” Research shows us that prejudice forms very early on (before age 3!) but that we can interrupt that prejudice when we talk in our homes and classrooms about race, celebrating our differences, about fairness, standing up for each other, self-love, caring, and sharing with all people. This album features students from public, charter and independent schools in Philadelphia as well as renowned advocates for racial justice in education, Dr. Howard Stevenson, Dr. Peggy McIntosh and Dr. Ali Michael.
This album is a musical love letter to the world we need. May it spread Love, justice, freedom, hope, virtue, peace, and gratitude. Thank you for supporting our work and supporting the children. Fifty percent of album profits will go towards organizations working on equitable access to education, children’s advocacy, and anti-racist education.