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Campus Y’s Social Justice Artist in Residence: Taina Asili “Reclaim the Thunder: Songwriting for Social Change Workshop
September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join the UNC Campus Y’s Social Justice Artist In Residence
From 9/29-10/1, the UNC Campus Y will host New York-based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker and activist Taína Asili for an online artist residency. Asili’s work has been inspired by social movements against white supremacy, mass incarceration, and police violence.
Asili’s workshop topics will include songwriting for social change, film and social justice movements, and more.
This workshop shares wisdom Taina Asili has gathered from her two decades long history writing songs that seek to reclaim power, break barriers, inspire, and unite. Through slides, videos and songs Taína shares her unique journey as a singer and songwriter for social change. Asili shares how her work as an “artivist” is influenced and informed by the artistic and cultural traditions of her Puerto Rican ancestry, as well as the social justice movements of our past and present. Asili shares her belief that art is our human birthright and one of our most important tools to manifest justice and bring about healing. She then guides participants in a hands-on songwriting exercise, first turning our ideas into lyrics, and later, bringing these words to the music. Join us in this interactive radical music jam to reinvent our world!