Please join the Berklee Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism for A Tribute to Tryin’ Times: An Informal Evening of Music and Post-Election Discussion. This event is a quiet alternative following the college's faculty/staff holiday party.
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Screening of the documentary 13th, focusing on race in the United States criminal justice system
8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion, Music, and Open Forum: Music as a Prescription for Healing
The event will be held in the multi-purpose room B41 at 150 Massachusetts Avenue.
Please feel free to pass on this invitation to any others you believe may be interested in exploring how we prepare ourselves and our students for safe sanctuary during this time of great change. Music helps build meaningful connection and support. This event is open to all in the Berklee community.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Lawrence Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professors Karen Wacks and Lawrence Watson
Co-Chairs, Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism
About the Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism (FCMA)
The Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism (FCMA) is an all-faculty group that began in the 2003 as the Diversity in Curriculum Task Force (DCTF), itself in turn a task force of the college’s 2005 diversity initiative.
This task force met for two years and was comprised of chairs, administrators, and faculty from a variety of departments and divisions throughout the college. When the terms of service for the committee were completed, the faculty group felt dedicated to continue to work together and bring in other faculty, staff, and administrators who were as committed to improving the teaching and learning environment at Berklee – thus, the Faculty Coalition evolved from the DCTF in community with the Women’s Network and the Association of Faculty and Staff of African Descent.
Today, the coalition with expanded membership, is a voluntary group of faculty, staff, and administrators who meet on a regular basis with the function of creating forums to discuss challenging and difficult issues that face our communities and impact the student experience at Berklee. Though our general focus has primarily been to explore the role of power, inequality, privilege, institutional racism, and their impact on the teaching and learning experience, we remain committed to improving the general quality of life at Berklee.