Care in the Community: Songs, Gathering, and Call to Action
Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m., at Our Saviour’s
A Justice Choir is a template to encourage more group singing for social justice. Designed around the Justice Choir Songbook, the goal is to engage in the power of singing together to create change. The afternoon will touch on hunger/poverty, mental health/suicide, and immigration in our community.
Guest Songleader: Ahmed Anzaldúa
Ahmed is a Mexican choral conductor, classical pianist, and music educator of Egyptian descent. He is an active musician, performing in Mexico and the United States frequently as a soloist and conductor with choirs, orchestras, in recitals, and as a collaborative pianist. He currently lives in the city of Minneapolis, and is the director and founder of Border CrosSing, an organization dedicated to integrating historically-segregated audiences, repertoire, and musicians through the performance of choral music. He is also a co-editor of the Justice Choir songbook and Director of Music Ministries at Unity Church – Unitarian.
Special guest speakers will be:
- Alicia Jaworski from North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Food Shelf
- Dave Hartford from Cambia Hills Youth and Family Services
- Margaret Yapp from Lutheran Social Services (LSS)
Never heard of a Justice Choir? Look them up at justicechoir.org. Consider this more of a sing-a-long than a concert. The event is free. Questions? Contact Jennifer Thurman, 763-434-6117, ext 119.