Use these artists’ work as inspiration for your own protest-poster making, or do family art to celebrate love, equity, and justice for all people.
Actress Alfre Woodard performs a very moving piece from black abolitionist, and former slave, Sojourner Truth who delivered an impromptu speech before a gathering of feminists in Akron Ohio in 1851.
This is a great visual history of social dance, highlighting some of the amazing contributions African-Americans have made in creating American culture.
I reached out to my good friend and poster diva Tula Jeng for some advice. Based on our convo, I put together a quick and “nasty” list of tips and tricks to help any family whip up some really great posters in no time flat!
Many criticize the casting of Zoe Saldana in an upcoming film about Nina Simone, an artist who espoused Black Power and self-determination. I’m not sure Nina would be pleased either… here’s why.
Watching these women dance, makes me realize just how ubiquitous the Beyonce-style of dance has become in modern media today. Why does every dance I see on YouTube involve some manner of jiggling ones booty? And why is everyone dressed in a designer bikini with sequins?
Last year, I was dumbfounded to learn students at my daughters’ school were unable to participate in the 2015 SFUSD Music Festival. Based on outstanding questions from a list of concerns I sent in January of LAST YEAR (2015!), I urge you to ask the following questions at your child’s elementary school.
This is so AMAZING! Thank you Ernestine Johnson for this amazing thoughtful answer…
This past fall, I learned that my girls’ first experience with our school’s instrumental music program was less than desirable. I only found this out after my daughter harassed me mercilessly and asked me to come to her classroom to see for myself. Around October, she started complaining that students spent all their class time “sorting through […]
According to new research on the brain, playing music helps us learn–one of many reasons to fight for high quality music instruction in ALL our schools.