Janelle Monáe and Maxwell will perform at the Women’s March On Washington this weekend, the AP reports. “I am honored to join this critical movement to bring justice and equality to all,” Monáe said in a statement. “Music has always been a powerful tool for galvanizing unity and I believe that singing and standing together, our voices will be stronger than any force that tries to repress us.” Other performers include Angelique Kidjo, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Indigo Girls, MC Lyte, Samantha Ronson, Toshi Reagon, and Emily Wells, and artists like Questlove, Grimes, Neko Case, and Rakim will be marching in solidarity.
Additionally, an afterparty for the march at the 9:30 Club will feature performances by the National, Sleater-Kinney, and Ted Leo, according to Rolling Stone. Comedians Tig Notaro and Janeane Garofalo and Senators Al Franken and Cory Booker will also appear. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Beyoncé won’t be performing at either event, but she’s shared a brief statement about the March on Facebook. “Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists,” she writes. “As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change. #WomensMarch.”