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Face the Music

using roots music to confront racism​​


American music contains powerful lessons for understanding and addressing systemic oppression in our country. Focusing on the stories of marginalized musicians, each week of this class explores the lessons of a different artist and their music. 

Participants take part in guided discussions designed to recognize bias in one’s community and society, as well as effective strategies for confronting issues of race and social justice in personal and professional life. 

Participants deepen their knowledge of American musical history alongside new friends and collaborators. This class provides tools to create a more just and compassionate society, and resources to help you continue the work.

The Face the Music cohort will be a limited group of 8-10 participants, meeting weekly for discussion sessions via Zoom video conference for 8 consecutive weeks.

​for ages 16 and up

meets virtually

90-minutes per session (8 total sessions)

fee Pay what you will - suggested $250

Meets weekly October - November 2022 


Weekly sessions are available either Sundays, Mondays or Tuesdays

at 3pm or 4:30pm PST 

(6pm EST or 7:30pm EST)

Fall sessions begin the first week of October 2022,

use the form below to share your availability.


To register, please fill out the information below.



Pricing options for tRp programs are sliding scale: pay-what-you-can—no questions asked.


Our recommended price range for this program is listed above, but cost should not hinder your participation. tRp is committed to ensuring our programs are accessible for all who wish to engage.

celebrate music & heritage
through an anti-racist lens

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