John Legend announces the premiere of YouTube’s first-ever “call to action” series, Can’t Just Preach. The inspiring five part docu-series, presented with WeTransfer and Columbia Records, spotlights some of the brightest changemakers who are striving to make a difference in their community. John handpicked the inspiring individuals in the series, including Sybrina Fulton (Founder, The Trayvon Martin Foundation) who is featured in the premiere episode out now we.tl/johnlegend.
Upcoming episodes will highlight Jaclyn Corin (Co-Founder, March For Our Lives); Desmond Meade (Executive Director, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition); Isa Noyola (Deputy Director, Mijente and Mijente Support Committee); and Efrén C. Olivares (Racial & Economic Justice Program Director, Texas Civil Rights Project). The series will also include additional behind the scenes content and commentary.
Jamal Dauda, Global Head of Music from WeTransfer, says: “John has proven himself to be such a powerful storyteller in so many different mediums and we feel a shared passion at WeTransfer to help craft and elevate these kinds of narratives. This project felt like a golden opportunity to bring forward diverse and necessary stories of social change, and we couldn’t imagine better partners than John and his team to do so.”
The series follows the release of John Legend’s latest single “Preach,” whose video has publicly fundraised (via a donate button) to FREE AMERICA. John has also pledged a donation of $100,000 in support of the campaign, with $10,000 going to each of the charities involved.