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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.

Each Face the Music cohort is limited to groups of 8-10 participants, who meet weekly for discussion sessions via Zoom video conference for 8 consecutive weeks.

​for ages 16 and up

meets virtually

8 sessions 90-minutes each

sliding scale $0-$350

Meets weekly February - March 2022 


Weekly sessions will take place for 8 consecutive

weeks beginning in February, then again in April of 2023.

Share your availability when you register.



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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