What is Freedom Songs?

Freedom Songs LogoFreedom 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. 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. 

Freedom Songs 2022 Theme

As a tribute to all the people who are fighting for their freedom all over the world, Freedom Songs Executive Team has created the theme “Freedom Sings: Art is our Resistance".  We are born free, and yet the more we live, the more oppression tries to silence our freedom. Everyday people from many countries show and prove that freedom cannot be taken away, because it has a voice. 

When our voices unite, it can be a painful cry, a parade chant, or a triumphant anthem. We sign our wounds, our victories, our love, and our rage. Our song, almost like a wave, crashes every obstacle on its way to clear the ground for new foundations. Our song, almost like a bright sun ray, gets through the darkness on the dullest of days. Our songs bring hope, the seeds of freedom, for the empty soil we fought for.

Freedom always sings. Freedom is the Art of our resistance.


How Can I Get Involved?

  • 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.

    You can submit (including, but not limited to) poetry, photography, prose, and art to our Editor-in-Chief, Diana Issa!

  • Volunteer!
    The Freedom Songs team will be looking for stagehand help and ushers as it gets closer to the event. Sign up here!

Questions?

For more information, contact diversity@whitman.edu any of the members of the current executive team.