Community Panel — Face the Music: Confronting Racism with American Music
October 30 @ 2:00 pm
Rhapsody Project: Mariah & Briar Perform at Juneteenth
Saturday October 30, 2pm PDT
Free with registration
Panel via Zoom*
American music contains powerful lessons for understanding systemic oppression in our country. The stories of early jazz masters provides a jumping-off point to discuss how American music can reveal a new awareness of injustice, which when acknowledged can fuel those with privilege to stand with minority and excluded populations. Face the Music panelists—Joe Seamons, Liana Green, Kelly Clingan, and Reese Tanimura—will engage the audience in a discussion of how systemic racism crosses paths with music, and present tools for musicians and fans to help dismantle the oppressive structure. Moderated by Valerie Diaz Leroy.
*Meeting link will be sent 1 hour before panel begins