A STATEMENT ON RACISM & RACIAL INEQUITY

June 16, 2020 3:27 pm Published by
The Nashville Jazz Workshop Stands in Solidarity with the families of George FloydBreonna TaylorAhmaud Arbery and all of those whose lives have suffered at the hands and intentions of those who hate.
   We Stand in Solidarity to listen to the voices of the Black Community in the collective effort to drive an end to inequality.
   When the lives of African Americans are so profoundly affected as evidenced in the present moment, those of us who love and participate in Black American music need to stand up and be visible for justice and freedom from fear and oppression.
   We acknowledge that as artists, educators and community partners, we too must hold ourselves accountable in speaking truth to power in the recognition of Jazz as a cultural and artistic expression in the struggle of a people. 
   Through programming and discourse, we commit to an intentional examination of how we can more fully expose the history of that struggle as it is carried in this original American art form we respect and hold dear.
   The Staff and Board of Directors of the Nashville Jazz Workshop Stand in Solidarity to share in the quest for justice and the dismantling of systemic racism.

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