Community Concerts & Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion

Community Concerts

Concerts and Conversations returns in 2019 to address red flags in our community in a safe, welcoming environment.
In December live music by Jin J X and poetry by Ally Henny will be paired with facilitated conversation about diversity and inclusion issues in Springfield. The conversation will be facilitated by Monica Horton, community leader and music therapist.
The event is free and open to the public. We hope you will share your story.

These events intend to provide a safe space where artists and community members feel welcome and empowered to engage in a dialogue about issues that affect our lives, while incorporating art and music as an extension of that self-expression. Our goal is to empower our community members and equip them with the ability to discuss and address these community issues in their art studios, music performances, and daily lives. We see this project as a direct extension of the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s mission: “to transform lives and enrich our community through the arts.” By activating artists and arts spaces as safe spaces for diverse voices to be heard, we can begin to lead the charge of inclusivity being a priority in our community.

January: Voter Engagement with musical guest and League of Women Voters, and the GLO Center


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