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Davis on Showing up for the Movement through Arts & Culture

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Mar 06, 2017

Lara Davis, arts education manager at the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and co-ambassador for the Guild’s ALAANA Network, published an article in the Memphis Music Initiative that examined how Seattle-based teaching artists and cultural workers are resisting injustice.

She spoke with Nancy Cheng (Reel Grrls), Tina Lapadula (teaching artist and consultant), and Shontina Vernon (writer, musician, and teaching artist). All three spoke about how their organizations and the young people they work with are finding new ways to creatively promote social justice and build grassroots movements.

“My work, both as an artist and activist, is always about amplifying the voices of marginalized communities, including my own.  But in the days following our recent election, I was as disillusioned as anyone. It took me reconnecting with music, my own work as a performer, and the powerful stories of our warrior women in social justice to find my way forward,” said Shontina Vernon.

Read the full article here

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