May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. See what EWU has to offer in the month of May to inform and educate. https://inside.ewu.edu/mcc/aapi-heritage-month-2021/
EWU’s Music Department and Department of Sociology and Justice Studies with cohosts,
Dr. Sheila Woodward and Dr. Kerryn Bell, present
Crossroads: Choral Singing and Songwriting inside and outside Prison
Dr. Mary Cohen and Mr. Kenneth Bailey
May 12, noon – 12:50 p.m.
Webinar Link: https://ewu.zoom.us/j/95530120146
Hear stories and original songs from the founder of the Oakdale Prison Community Choir and a formerly incarcerated member of the choir. They explore how choral singing in prisons creates spaces for personal and social growth and social awareness of the need to transform the punitive approach to the criminal legal system
Mary L. Cohen is an Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Iowa. She researches music making and well-being, songwriting, and collaborative communities. In 2009, she founded the Oakdale Prison Community Choir (http://oakdalechoir.lib.uiowa.edu/) and she began a Songwriting Workshop at Oakdale Prison in 2010. Participants have written over 150 songs, and the Oakdale Choir has performed over 75 of these songs, many available with the Creative Commons License.
Kenneth W Bailey Jr is a formerly incarcerated individual (2007-2014, discharged February 2019). He was an original member of the Oakdale Community Choir (2009-2012). While a member he collaborated with Dr. Mary Cohen and other members on various original songs. May the Stars Remember Your Name being the most notable as its journey led into the hands of YoYo Ma. He also enrolled in the Grinnell College Liberal Arts in Prison Program while incarcerated. Presently he is enjoying his life as a returned citizen.
EWU Theatre Presents: Songs for a New World (Show dates: May 14-22)
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Join us for the next offering of Diversity Essentials, The Danger of Labels: Microaggressions in Everyday Language. Learn about the common phrases and terms that have embedded microaggressions, and how to be up-to-date on appropriate language.
Monday, May 24
Noon to 1:30pm
Presented by Kim Davis
Senior Director for Diversity & Inclusion
This is a virtual workshop. Please REGISTER HERE.
For questions or accommodations, please contact Kim Davis at email@example.com or call 509.359.6874.