Drawing from the liberation psychology movement of the 1970s in Latin America, composer and music therapist Dorian Wallace presents the concept of liberation music therapy and his experience of applying this practice at Rikers Island. This approach aims to consciously understand the needs of exploited and socially excluded peoples through theory and praxis regarding the oppressive sociopolitical structure in which they live and how to apply this approach within the prison and jail system.
Free and open to the public; RSVP required via Eventbrite. Registered attendees will receive an event link shortly before the seminar begins. Please contact the group organizer, Jessie Cox, at [email protected] with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University. For more information, please visit the event webpage.