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Community Music School of Springfield

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127 State Street
Springfield, MA
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December 2018

Poetry: How Pain Becomes Beautiful Power

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street
Springfield, MA
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In this class Michaelann Bewsee and Jennifer Ladd will share poems we know and will have time to write our own poems as well. We encourage each person to bring a poem that has moved them deeply, that has helped them name something. We will share those poems and then take time to write our own poems that we will read to one another (if people wish to do that), without critique. The focus of the gathering is on hearing…

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March 2019

Invocation to James Baldwin: Contemplating the Heart of the Matter

March 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street
Springfield, MA
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Powerful literature highlighting the question of Black Americans for justice, equal rights and citizenship serves as a tool to create open and honest dialogue and new ways of thinking about our nation’s history, the enslavement of Black Americans, and the role racism places in our national discourse. In this class, using contemplative (mindful) attentiveness, participants will communally read and reflect on selected writings by James Baldwin. Through a facilitated dialogue, the significance of these writings given the current political and…

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Invocation to James Baldwin: Contemplating the Heart of the Matter

March 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street
Springfield, MA
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Free

Powerful literature highlighting the question of Black Americans for justice, equal rights and citizenship servies as a tool to create open and honest dialgoue and new ways of thinking about our nation’s history, the enslavement of Black Americans, and the role racism places in our national discouse. In this class, using contemplative (mindful) attentiveness, participants will communally read and reflect on selected writings by James Baldwin. Through a faciliated dialogue, the significance of these writings given the current political and…

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We Will Not Be Divided: Jews and Allies Standing Together Against Anti-Semitism

March 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State Street
Springfield, MA
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The classic example of divide and conquer, anti-Semitism has been used for centuries to separate groups of people from each other. This mechanism continues to derail our work for social justice today, and keeps us from coming together to effectively challenge and change an oppressive system. In this two-session workshop, Jews and allies will learn to recognize and counteract anti-Semitism. We will explore the roots of anti-Semitism, why it is so confusing and hard to talk about, how it hurts…

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