On Friday, Jan. 23, Simmons will host a special program titled "Music of Global Protest" at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Simmons has served as the curator of music in the newly renovated BCRI Human Rights Gallery, developing a soundtrack to complement the exhibits on the worldwide struggle for human rights. He will perform historic and contemporary protest music and spoken-word poetry from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery tours and refreshments will be provided. The event is one of many being held in conjuction with the institute's "Expanding the Legacy" renovation project. Visit www.bcri.org to learn more.