In the Community: Advocacy in Congress, Channing’s Cemetery Monument, Halalisa Singers, Walk Against Genocide

Onward Together: Congresswoman Clark’s Volunteer & Advocacy Fair
Saturday, March 18, 10am-noon, Lexington High

Help Restore the Monument to William Ellery Channing at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Songs of Hope and Spirit

Saturday, April 8, 8pm, Follen Sanctuary

The Halalisa Singers present Music Down in My Soul:  Songs of hope and spirit from around the world, on Saturday, April 8, 8 pm at Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, and on Sunday, April 9, 3 pm, First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church Street.  The world music choral ensemble is led by Artistic Director Mary Cunningham, accompanied by Trevor Berens, piano and Bertram Lehmann, percussion.

Music Down in My Soul features heartfelt, joyful selections to inspire hopefulness, strength in action and togetherness for both the audience and singers.  Focusing on music with lyrics including‘We keep our dreams alive, together we survive’,the program brims with positive spirit and inspirational messages.  This soulful mix of spirituals, gospel, and contemporary choral music spans 300 years of courage and resistance from the Americas, Yemen, China, Tanzania, and South Africa, sung in Mandarin, Spanish, Hebrew, Swahili and Zulu. These are songs of praise bursting with positive energy, dynamic contrasts, captivating solos, exciting percussion, and a wide range of layered vocal textures.

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Fourth Annual Walk Against Genocide

April 30, 1:30-3pm, 98 Union St, Boston

Please join us for this special event as part of Genocide Prevention Month in April.We’ll start with a gathering and program at the New England Holocaust Memorial followed by a walk to the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway for a closing program.

The program will feature survivors and descendants speaking on the genocide and mass killing experiences of Arawak native Americans, Armenians, Ukrainians (Holodomor), the Holocaust, Cambodians, Rwandan Tutsis, Bosnians, Congolese, Darfuris (Sudan), Nubans (Sudan) and Kurds.

Co-sponsors include Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian Heritage Foundation, Armenian National Committee of Eastern Massachusetts, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University, Congolese Genocide Awareness, Facing History and Ourselves, Friends of Rwandan Genocide Survivors (FORGES), Greater Boston Holodomor Remembrance Committee, JCRC of Greater Boston, Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, New England Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina, New England Kurdish Association, and Nuba Mountains International Association.

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