Social Justice Children’s Music: The Future Is Bright
We wanted to let you know that our duo music/social justice/education duo, City Love, recently completed an album of children’s music about diversity, equity, and inclusion called, The Future Is Bright. Our new album seeks to give families, teachers, and children shared language, narratives and theme songs to open discussions about our celebrating differences, about race, fairness, caring and sharing. We hope this album can be a road map to a more loving, just world for the next generation, as well as a musical vaccination against hatred and bigotry. Fifty percent of album sales will go toward organizations working on equitable access to education, children’s advocacy, and anti-racist education.
The album features collaborations with experts in the field: Dr. Ali Michael, co-founding Director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators; Dr. Howard Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania and Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative (REC); and Dr. Peggy McIntosh, founder of the National Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity (SEED) Project on Inclusive Curriculum and Senior Research Associate of the Wellesley Centers for Women as well as the voices of students from The Philadelphia School, Inquiry Charter School and Powell Elementary School.
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Our duo has shared workshops and assemblies at schools, colleges and conferences throughout the country for the last five years, and we are currently the Friends in Residence at Haverford College.
Dr. Ali Michael, Director of consulting and professional development at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, said of our work -“In City Love, two gentle, humble teachers and musicians bring us powerful lyrics with mobilizing rhythms—inviting us into a conversation about race in America. They sing about racial justice in a way that is critical, inspiring and concurrent with the ideas about race and America found in both activist and academic spaces today. A performance from City Love would be a great way to begin—or sustain—dialogue about race in school. Their music makes you want to dance—sing—cry—speak out—and unite.”
City Love – http://www.muchcitylove.com
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