On Friday, July 23rd, we invite you to join us for a conversation with vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd to discuss the work of creating as a catalyst for justice. An award-winning musician and photographer, Floyd will discuss how music and justice work together to elevate the voices and wisdom of the downtrodden.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said when speaking of the legacy of jazz, "God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create, and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment.” In a culture wrestling with past and present injustices, Floyd believes that the creativity which God has endowed His creatures with can be a source of redemption, healing, hope and beauty amidst ashes.
We hope you will join us to explore the intersection of justice, culture-making, and the arts as a source of healing in a hurting world.
Special thanks to this event's sponsor: The Fetzer Institute, and to our co-hosts: The Rabbit Room, Square Halo Books, and Bridge Projects!