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Bright shining sounds (Part 2): A social justice playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Music shapes us. It makes us feel. It rouses us, and soothes us into sleep. It consoles, uplifts, inspires. Music about social justice can inspire listeners to advocate for causes they believe in and can educate people about issues. The best social justice songs tell stories of voices rarely heard and have […]

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Bright shining sounds (Part 1): A social justice playlist

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz I don’t remember when I first fell in love with music. Maybe while being soothed by my mother’s susurrations as she gently rocked me into the world. Or maybe it was the chickadees and blackbirds trilling from the meadow adjacent to our back yard. It could have been the first time the […]

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Watch, discuss: Documentary explores the history of race and the US criminal justice system

Posted in News on October 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

13TH DOCUMENTARY VIEWING & DISCUSSION The United States leads the world in incarceration. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. This piercing documentary film, from Netflix and directed by Ava DuVernay, earned an Oscar nomination and […]

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