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September 09th 2013:Gospel Music: Roots that Drive Social Justice

If it ‘ain’t sung, social justice can’t be won’. Can you think of any social justice movement without music? Why do 3 words, “We Shall Overcome”, put our emotions in a higher place? Gospel music is uniquely African-American in origin from lived experiences. Even Albert Einstein agreed and praised it. What is its secret power that tugs at the heart and soul to unite ALL people worldwide? This universal language of the divine is not value neutral. It transmits ways of thinking, being and behaving. Is it simply music, an effective organizing tool, or what? The roots of gospel music can be heard

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Eric Dozier

Eric Dozier is the former musical director for the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir and the co-founder and Director of Arts and Education for One Human Family Music Workshops, Inc., an organization devoted to eradicating discrimination by ‘Uniting the World..One Song at a Time.' As a social entrepreneur and cultural activist, Eric has been assisting communities in developing inspiring contexts from which to launch campaigns of dynamic service to humanity for the last twenty years. Through his insightful lyrics and soulful melodies, interactive workshops and lectures, Eric continues to embody his commitment to spirited, informed, and creative conversation around the divisive issues that thr
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