Freedom Songs returns to the Whitman campus this year with the theme “Voices of Visionaries: The Revolution Begins” where we’d like to give the spotlight to artists and musicians who have used their talents to address issues of race, privilege and oppression, inspiring change. We’re looking for volunteers, performers, poets, singers and zine submissions.
Freedom Songs 2023
Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.
What is Freedom Songs?
Freedom Songs is a program created and organized by students in 2016 that specifically looks at uplifting various forms of music and art to recognize the differences in our society. It consists of three parts; the Freedom Songs Concert, the Freedom Zine and the Reflection Party.
Freedom Songs 2023 Theme
The theme “Voices of Visionaries: The Revolution Begins” was carefully chosen for the Freedom Songs event to encapsulate the profound essence and objectives of the occasion. This theme was selected for several compelling reasons:
The theme reflects the historical significance of Freedom Songs, a platform that celebrates the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. “The Revolution Begins” denotes the pivotal moments in history when individuals and movements initiated powerful change through their vision and actions. The theme pays homage to the visionaries who played a fundamental role in the fight for civil rights, equality and justice. It highlights their leadership and commitment to a better future for all, emphasizing that change often begins with the vision of a few. It underscores the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the ongoing fight for civil rights and justice. The theme reminds attendees that the struggle for freedom and justice is an ongoing process.
In summary, the theme “Voices of Visionaries: The Revolution Begins” was chosen for Freedom Songs to encapsulate the historical significance of the event, honor those who have paved the way for change, inspire future leaders, and reinforce the ongoing nature of the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. It represents a call to action and a celebration of the power of vision and collective action in creating a more just and equitable world.
How Can I Get Involved?
Perform in the Concert! Auditions will be on the (add date and where it will take place) Sign up for one of the 10-minute audition slots and prepare a performance that fits this year’s theme! We recommend signing up so you have a time slot that fits your schedule, but walk-ins are available as well. The deadline for audition applications is (Friday, Nov. 3, 2023)
- Submit to the zine! The Freedom Zine accompanies Freedom Songs, a program created and organized by students in 2016, that looks at uplifting various forms of music and art to recognize the differences in our society. The program is specifically a racial justice event, in which we look at issues of race, privilege, and different forms of oppression that come alongside our differences in America. The Freedom Zine features art and writing. We encourage you to submit (including but not limited to) poetry, photography, prose and art that is linked to this year’s theme.
You can submit (including but not limited to) poetry, photography, prose and art.
- Volunteer! The Freedom Songs team will be looking for stagehand help and ushers as it gets closer to the event.
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280 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362