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 2021 Theme

Freedom Songs returns after a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, and the Executive Team has created the theme “Pieces of Home”. The pandemic has broken our community apart, but now we are back and ready to share what we brought back from home. Freedom Songs 2021 is here to shine the spotlight on what you take pride in from your home, but to also illuminate the struggles that reappeared after our leave from campus.

How Can I Get Involved?

Perform in the Concert! Auditions will be on the 16 and 17 of October from 1–4 p.m. at Chism Recital Hall. 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.

Deadline for audition applications is October 8th, 2021.

Audition Sign-Ups

Submit to the Freedom Zine! We encourage you to submit (including but not limited to) poetry, photography, prose, art that is linked to this year’s theme. Simply email Marharyta (Zine Editor-in-Chief) with the subject title “Freedom Zine Submission.”

Email Zine Submissions

Volunteer at the concert! The Freedom Songs team will be looking for stagehand help and ushers as it gets closer to the event. Application form is coming soon.

Join us at the show! Freedom Songs 2021 is on November 12, 2021 (Friday) at 7–9 p.m. Walk-ins seats will be available, but RSVP with us so that you have a Freedom Zine the night of the concert! RSVP link will be out soon.


For more information, contact the Director of the Intercultural Center, Laura Sanchez at sanchell@whitman.edu, or any of the members of the current executive team.