Music: A Catalyst for Social and Academic Change

Thursday, March 9
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 16AB

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Bob Santelli
The GRAMMY Museum - Exec Dir

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James Robinson
James Robinson Music - Musician

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Mark Updegrove
LBJ Presidential Library - Director

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Sunshine Cavalluzzi
El Dorado High School - Teacher

Summary

In the 1960s, music permeated popular culture and served as a catalyst for social change. While President Lyndon B. Johnson pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act, musicians like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Nina Simone pressed for change through song. Half a century later, parallels exist in our national dialogue and musicians continue to act as a voice for society at large. This panel will explore how music can be used in the classroom to teach civil rights, to shape students’ critical thinking process in regards to current events and to help develop global citizens.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Panel
Track:
Arts
Tags:
education social studies cpe credit

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