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Mazin Jamal and KJ Song present "Let Me Be a Good Ancestor: Rooting Social and Environmental Justice in Song and Spirit"

Everyone is welcome to attend this live Zoom event with Mazin Jamal and KJ Song. They'll be talking about their work with Thrive Choir as part of Spring Creek Project's lecture series "Pandemic as Portal: Creating a Just Future on Earth."

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Thrive Choir was born to sing the music for the revolution. Based in Oakland, California, they are a diverse group of vocalists, artists, activists, educators, healers, and community organizers who join together in big harmony. They celebrate the confluence of their many cultures & identities, including african-american, latinx, asian-american, native american, middle-eastern, immigrant, jewish, & queer. Their music illuminates the joy, pain, and beauty of what it means to be human in this time of systemic transformation.

KJ Song is a Voice Doula and Artistic Director of Thrive Choir. They support, encourage, and hold sacred space for people during the deeply personal, deeply transformational journey of birthing of their unique voice. Their work thrives in the intersection of justice, queerness, kink,  and radically inclusive Christianity.

Mazin Jamal is the founder of Holistic Underground, supporting the success and integrity of social movements. He has supported leaders and teams to increase their resilience and cultivate Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion from the Jungles of Borneo and the Cooperatives of Ghana to the Towers of Silicon Valley.

Pandemic as Portal is a nine-week series featuring visionary thinkers who are imagining the world anew as it reconfigures in the midst of the pandemic. Each speaker will explore their highest vision of environmental and social justice, think about the crucial steps we can take as individuals and communities to bring that vision to life, and share stories of how this new paradigm is already taking shape.

Schedule: The series will be broadcast live on Zoom Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST from January 12 to March 9. Other speakers include Kim Stanley Robinson, Erin Moore, J. Drew Lanham, Michael Paul Nelson, Elizabeth Sawin, Bathsheba Demuth, Nia E. Martin-Robinson, and Vanessa Raditz.

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This series is hosted by the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University.

Tuesday, February 2 at 6:00pm

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Lecture or Presentation

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Art and Entertainment, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Online



Free and open to everyone

Spring Creek Project, Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative
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Shelley Stonebrook

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