The Unity Collective is a peace movement that started from our tiny Brooklyn, NY apartment. Our mission is to use the power of music, community and collaboration to cultivate radical inclusivity and unity for all people regardless of race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.
On January 1st of 2016 my husband Nathaniel Hoff and I believed a conversation around unity had to start. So we packed up our station wagon with 264,000 miles on it and left New York City to spend over 300+ days on the road touring and performing over 200 shows in all 50 states while inviting everyone to sign their message of unity on our station wagon now known as “The Unity Car.”
When we started our journey in search of unity we had no idea what was in store politically for the American people. It is safe to say the 2016 election period was one of the most divisive election periods our nation has ever seen. If you can imagine, being a force for unity during a divided election year was no easy task. We lived through set backs, break ins, haters and financial instability.
Yet nothing mattered to us more than trying to bring people together in peace, hope and unity. So night after night, day after day we continued to sing original songs and spread a message of positivity during the election cycle to remind people that with little to no money you can be a force for good.
Now more than ever it is more important to stand in peace and resist a narrative of hate and division. Each of us has a voice and we must use it for the highest good to promote peace, justice and unity for all.
In October 2015 the idea for The Unity Collective came on an unassuming night and by October 22nd of 2016 we concluded the 50 state Unity Collective Tour performing a live benefit concert for Beacon Children’s Hospital at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend.
By May 28th 2017 we successfully auctioned “The Unity Car” off on eBay for Charity. We donated 100% of the proceeds to The Music Therapy Department at Beacon Children Hospital of South Bend, Indiana.