On WednesdayAugust 12th, The Miami Music Project hosted the first town hall in their webinar series to eliminate racial disparities and raise awareness to achieve racial equity and equality on Zoom and Facebook Live. Focused around the “History of Racism,” and “Why We Say Black Lives Matter,” the webinar was kicked off by Miami Music Project President Anna Klimala who gave a brief introduction of the Project’s mission, as well as set the stage for Lead Visionary at ReEnvision Harmony and Social Equity, Maria Victoria Ramirez and the distinguished panelist Chris Norwood, Ruban Roberts, Guy Forchion, and Teri Williams, who spoke on the topic.
“History is embedded in a lot of different things. It’s embedded in science, and one of our problems is that our kids are not engaged in science or mathematics. I believe that the reason for that is because our kids have an ambivalence for history. You can’t study science without understanding the history of science, the same way you can’t geometry without understanding basic mathematics”, said panelist Chris Norwood when talking about the education in history, believing it’s imperative to empower children by allowing them to ask questions.
The spirited discussion ended celebrating the host and the panelist and called for viewers to join in the conversation and work that needs to be done in our communities. The conversation can be rewatched on the Miami Music Project’s page https://www.facebook.com/
Town Hall remaining schedule sessions
Thursday, August 20, 2020-Implicit Bias & Anti Racism
Thursday, August 27, 2020-Time For A Change: How You Can Be An Ally
Both sessions will take place at 5 pm.
About the Miami Music Project
Miami Music Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses music as an instrument for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential, positively affecting society through the study and performance of orchestral music. MiamiMusic Project’s year-round after-school program is predicated on the idea that social transformation can be achieved through participation in an orchestra. Their students are inherently resilient, and the Miami MusicProject recognizes that their journey through life can be improved with the right support, access to services, and opportunities.
As of today, the Miami Music Project has reached over 30,000 children and youth across Miami-Dade County, becoming one of the largest socially transformative music initiatives in the US. Miami Music Project’s programming is inspired by the El Sistema phenomenon – a new model for social change and a visionary global movement that transforms children’s lives through music.
ReEnvision Harmony and Social Equity
Our mission is to facilitate difficult conversations that push people to find their deeply rooted biases and give them the tools to make debiasing a daily practice to rebuild a new vision of the world through empathy and social equity. For more information visit:https://
For more information about the Miami Music Project, please visit miamimusicproject.org.