We Will Rise Summit We Will Rise Summit

Friday, February 26, 2021

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Summit Welcome & Opening Remarks

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Welcome to the We Will Rise Summit! 

Join us for opening remarks by Simone A. Francis, Assistant Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Engagement, to honor the land our Berklee Boston campus resides upon, welcome community members to the summit experience, and learn more about this year's Black History Celebrations. 

This opening features a wonderful performance by Berklee College of Music student, Romarna Campbell.


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Black Artists and the Soul of Our Music: A Virtual Performance

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Join us for a virtual performance celebrating and honoring Black artists, while reflecting on Black history to move towards an empowered future. Ensemble and Dance faculty Tia Fuller, Ruka White, and Val Jeanty, will draw on inspiration from gospel, soul, jazz, and dance showcasing the talents of Berklee's Black student community. Hear reflections from the Black student organizations on campus and leaders Lacretia Johnson Flash and Kenn Brass.

Along with hosts Prince Charles Alexander and Simone A. Francis, this event will educate, heal, and empower through words, dance, and music. Audience members are invited to attend this free virtual performance featuring Black artists of today and tomorrow!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Social Hour + Opening Remarks

Welcome to the We Will Rise Summit - Day Two! 

Join us at the social hour to mingle! Depending on where you are in the world, bring a breakfast, lunch, or dinner beverage and snack. Towards the end of the social hour, we will honor the land our Berklee Boston campus resides upon, welcome community members to the summit experience, and hear reflections from Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Jasmine Parker.

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Closing Session: We Will Rise Student Showcase

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Join us at the We Will Rise Summit Closing Session to celebrate Berklee student performers and their artistry at the We Will Rise Student Showcase. Select student performers Jasmine Forrest, Marlon Solomon, Jacob Conley, Taylor Deneen, Funder, and Jordan Pearson, will each introduce a select performance piece made in response to our current social times.