We’re delighted that two MNF Grantees have come together for this event.
“Música Franklin’s after-school program is based on the belief that the pursuit of musical excellence teaches students to strive for excellence in all areas of their lives. They incorporate relevant social justice topics as themes for their performances. This year’s theme is a reflection on the complexity of immigration, and how to be more welcoming towards people seeking refuge, based on the fact that many of us are migrants in some way. They explore this topic by singing and playing the music of various artists from all over the world.
Orice Jenkins is the Executive Director of Música Franklin. He was previously a full time performing artist, and a manager and Teaching Artist at several educational arts programs in New England. His music has been featured in publications in England, Italy, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, and the mainland United States, and he has been conducting and arranging for string ensembles since he was 13 years old. He is also a genealogy researcher and published author with a passion for social justice and community unification.
Part of our Social Justice in the Arts and Media series.
Seating will be limited. You can reserve a seat for the presentations with a donation or your choice ($1 minimum), or see it for free if there are seats available the day of. Everyone who comes into The LAVA Center to see a play or presentation must show proof of Covid vaccination upon entry. Reserve your space
Major funding provided by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice, and the Greenfield Cultural Council, with additional support from Deerfield Cultural Council, Montague Cultural Council, Shelburne Falls Cultural Council, and Bernardston Cultural Council. All cultural councils are local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.” The LAVA Center.