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NCMA in Dialogue: A Musical Journey through American Race Relations
July 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Equal parts live performance, lecture, and revival meeting, this presentation is a way of experiencing the impact of Black music on American culture, identity, and social progress. Through his wealth of experience working with groups of all ages and his unique blend of down and dirty blues, socially conscious soul, and spirit-fueled gospel music, cultural activist and musician Eric Dozier shines a light at the crossroads of music and American race relations.
He performs songs and discusses key musical figures and themes from the abolition, civil rights, labor, and antiwar movements, as well as other contemporary voices of change. These songs, and the stories that surround them, offer vivid insight as a crucial ingredient in these struggles for progress and unity. By the end participants understand what it means to be an active and creative advocate of diversity and equity.
One-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes Q&A.
RSVP to join the discussion. While capacity for the webinar is limited, we plan to stream the discussion on YouTube as well. For questions regarding registration or logistics for the event, please email Janette Hoffman.
We are working to make our online content accessible to all. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter or have another request, please email Felicia Ingram by Thursday, June 25.
Eric Dozier is a cultural activist, musician, and itinerant blues preacher who uses music to engage communities in dialogue about racism. Through his heart-stirring, soulful arrangements, dynamic speeches, historical presentations, and interactive music workshops, he has dedicated himself to welding the hearts and minds of a divided humanity into one loving fellowship. He is a graduate of Duke University and Duke Divinity School and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Tasmania researching Black gospel music performed in multicultural contexts as a pathway to racial justice.