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WEAVE: Confronting Racism Through Roots Music
An interactive workshop to help us confront our own internalized racism using roots music in a safe environment within our own community. Tuesday evenings starting Dec 1st. Facilitated by roots musician and anti-racist educator, Joe Seamons.
The musical history of the U.S. constitutes a unique and powerful lens for deepening our grasp of how culture has sometimes confronted—but too often reinforced—oppressive systems that terrorize historically disenfranchised communities.
With an emphasis on women, nonconformists, artists of the African diaspora, each week of this workshop and discussion group explores stories about the true roots of American culture.
Each artist profile will serve to ground participants in historical knowledge as we engage in facilitated, constructive discussions about how participants can use their knowledge and power to effect positive change in their families, workplaces, and communities.
A group of 10 participants meets weekly for 90 minute workshop sessions via Zoom video conference for 8 consecutive weeks starting Tuesday, Dec 1st. (Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan 5, 12, 19)
Each workshop session consists of
-A quick check-in
-A brief overview of the current week’s story, musician