Conversation Project: Music as a Tool for Justice

with Donovan Smith

September 29, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | Virtual Event

Online, statewide & beyond

Music is instrumental in shaping a place. It’s one of the most explicitly human things we can experience. COVID-19 has further revealed how key it is in our lives, with every major music festival closing or moving online. In the conversation, we will look at the history of Black musicians in shaping the story of Oregon through the lens of a short documentary and music from a Portland hip hop artist.

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