We Will Rise Summit We Will Rise Summit

Workshop

Friday, February 26, 2021

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Writing Towards Resiliency: A Writing & Reflection Workshop

Join this workshop to explore reflection as a supportive tool in building resilience. 

We often find ourselves in situations where we have to make key decisions that will impact the direction of our career. Our ability to make decisions that feel authentic and intentional can be developed through deep reflection. Together, participants will use writing to examine how we build resilience personally and professionally.  

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Encouraging Accountability and Achieving Justice in the 21st Century [Faculty/Staff]

An interactive training and conversation on the use of restorative justice as an educational tool to achieve justice, encourage accountability, and ensure learning outcomes. We will discuss the definition and main principles of restorative justice, how to implement restorative justice practices, and the benefits of utilizing restorative justice. 

This session is designed to engage Berklee faculty, staff, and leadership in practicing  relationship building and repairing harm through mutual, inclusive dialogue, cooperation, and understanding.

Open to Faculty, Staff, and Leadership only.

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Tell Me Your Story... But Don't Leave You Out!

Students, it's time to tell your story! Join this session to explore different aspects of who you are and examine how to incorporate your personal narrative into your artistic and professional goals.

Open to students only.

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[NEW] Thelonious Monk and Erroll Garner Vs Columbia Records: How Black Musicians Fought Exploitation and Corporate Power

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This session explores the history of the exploitation of Black musicians by looking at the experiences of two iconic, presumably successful, pianists/composers and their ongoing battles with the most powerful recording company in the United States.  By following the money, we discover that Monk and Garner took two very different paths — one chose to stay within the corporate fold, the other choosing to break free and launch an independent label. Together, we will examine the consequences of such choices, economically, aesthetically, politically and emotionally.

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Beyond the Protest

Over the past year or so, we have experienced an uprise of unwarranted death at the hands of the police, giving rise to renewed political and social unrest. This has resulted in individuals, groups, and organizations to react with performative activism; many strapped up their boots and headed to the streets. 

And now, where do we go from here? 

In this session, participants will discuss performative activism, learn best practices, and identify resources for moving beyond the protest through activism, life, and artistry.

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Get Your Foot Off Your Own Neck: Better Networking to Avoid Getting Scammed!

Professor Butler understands your desire for fame and fortune, but wants you to know that selling your soul to the highest bidder is not your only option. You always have a choice.  Before you can make an informed decision about who to work with, you need someone to educate and empower you on how to recognize, embrace and assert your power. 

 This session is all about how to keep from getting scammed, especially during this age of Covid, when people are desperately in search of ways to make a living with their music.

Open to students and alumni only.

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Encouraging Accountability and Achieving Justice in the 21st Century [Students]

An interactive training and conversation on the use of restorative justice as an educational tool to achieve justice, encourage accountability, and ensure learning outcomes. We will discuss the definition and main principles of restorative justice, how to implement restorative justice practices, and the benefits of utilizing restorative justice. 

This session is designed to engage Berklee students in practicing  relationship building and repairing harm through mutual, inclusive dialogue, cooperation, and understanding.

Open to students only. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Hip-Hop Writing and Black Awareness

Join this session to explore how Black identity is passed down through songwriting and poetry in Hip-Hop music. Participants will examine language, tradition, and colloquialisms unique to Black writers.

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The Power of Student Artistry

As artists, we may not always feel like we have the voice or the power to create meaningful change in the world. Join this session, led by the Change Scholars: Cultural Leadership & Advocacy Program student group, to explore the various ways artists have facilitated change through their art forms. 

Participants will process how their personal art form responds to current social issues, and brainstorm methods to harness the power of art and creative practice as student artists.

Open to students only.

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Bryan Terrell Clark: An Intimate Workshop on Identity and Authenticity

Join Bryan Terrell Clark for an intimate self-reflective workshop, diving into meanings and manifestations of self-love and self-appreciation in one's art practice. A workshop tailored to the needs of artists in this current moment, Bryan will guide participants in an active exploration of authenticity and identity; a discovery of new ways to feel, process, express, and channel intentional energy into your work in pursuit of social change.