Speaker: Dr. Bryan Baker
Virtual Coffee Hour
“Im/Migration” is a collaboration of the People of Color Caucus, Social Justice and Music in celebration of our rich heritages. With stories and music we look at movements to and within the US. You can hear portions of “The Immigrant Experience,” a new cantata by UU composer John Kramer, that will include a solo from guest singer Alex Taite. Members of UUCB will share their personal journeys of immigration and migration. This is part of the UUCB Multicultural Fair that continues after service with dance and food and activities, including mapping your family’s journey, and music by Mahal Ethnofusion Ensemble.
At the turn of the millennium, dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo war and honoring the hope for a peaceful new century, Karl Jenkins composed a beautiful, exciting and above all powerful work titled The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. The strong musical and human message of grief and hope resonates strongly with audiences. Social Justice and music are working together to create a film to go with this work, providing a visual and musical combination that will prove profoundly moving. Every time there is another event like the attacks in Las Vegas or Manchester or Orlando, or terrifying rhetoric between the US and North Korea, or when I read of the situation in Yemen or see video of what remains of many cities in Syria, I feel a sense of helplessness, of what can I possibly do? And then I feel especially grateful for the chance to do an event such as this here where we can, at least, sing our hopes for peace.
Liebestraum by Franz Liszt – Performed by Bryan Baker and Katya Kolesnikova
9:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m.
A service about the sense of wonder often found in music, how music can let people share something meaningful that reminds them they are connected even when they interpret things differently.