exploratorium

Singing for Social Justice

With Eli Conley

Sunday, June 23, 2019 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Osher Gallery 1

Included with museum admission and free for Daytime members.

Raising our voices together in song can be a powerful act of resistance. Whether it's at a meeting or march, a direct action or in a jail cell. When we sing with others, we feel more deeply rooted in ourselves and connected to each other, opening up space for us to move in deeper alignment toward a just world. In this workshop, we’ll use breathing and vocal exercises to explore the different parts of our voices and experience our bodies as instruments. Eli Conley will lead musical games and teach songs that lift us up and help us recognize our interconnectedness and capacity for collective action. Songs are drawn from the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the movement for Black lives, Jewish traditions, and struggles for queer and transgender liberation. Beginners welcome! Come ready to experiment with your voice and have fun.

Eli Conley is a singer-songwriter, social justice activist, and teaching artist who performs and teaches around the country. As a gay transgender man, Eli has a deep commitment to working within diverse communities to build collective power, creativity, and resilience.