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With daily life interrupted in response to a global health crisis, we want the to be a place of refuge and recharge for the FSU community. 

Social distance doesn't have to mean total isolation. We can still maintain and continue to build community in new ways.

 

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As we have continued to talk as a team, individually and in small groups, we thought about the best ways that we can continue to show support for our community, for those whose activism is out loud and in-your-face and for those whose activism is less public and exists in their volunteer work, their task force membership, or their conversations with racist family members.

Storytelling plays a vital role in creating positive changes in our communities. Through storytelling, the power of the narrative is enhanced, and with it, you can empathize with the storyteller's words.

Storytelling is an art where the ‘main character’ (whoever is reflecting, remembering, or proposing) is using a platform to tell their truths and the evolution of their transformation.

When was the last time you really listened to the stories being told in the music you bump to?

I move forward in ways that are authentic to me because my family and the black men and women that have yet to come into my life are waiting...They need me to understand the full scope of resources at their disposal to be able to protest, rally, and advocate for social change in ways that will lead to policy changes far beyond their time. 

As humans, we have been forced to limit our travel, decrease our production, and tailor our consumption. We are forced to reimagine some of the human pieces of our existence. But for our planet…oh, I imagine she is finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.

Yes, many things have changed, yet music remains something that connects us across difference. We hope that sharing some of the songs getting us through social distancing will make your day a bit better.

The past two weeks have forced me to rethink what it means to be engaged with the local community and what it could look like to provide support that is not solely based on physical presence...In a time when physical interaction threatens the health of our neighbors, we ask, “How can we provide the best support to the community?”


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