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Friday, March 8, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST

Ysaye BarnwellOn Friday, March 8, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, appointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer the Sawatsky Lecture on “The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities.”

This is a free public event, but registration is required.

Register for The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities now.


Read about the history of the Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture.

BarnwellYsaye M. Barnwell, Ph.D. MSPH, is a commissioned composer, arranger, author, actress and former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock. She is a vocalist with a range of over three octaves and appears on more than twenty-five recordings with Sweet Honey as well as other artists. Trained as a violinist for 15 years beginning at the age of 2 1/2, she holds degrees in speech pathology (BS, MSEd), cranio-facial studies (Ph.D.) and public health (MSPH). She was a professor at Howard University College of Dentistry for over a decade, and over the following 8 years developed training programs in Child Protection at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, and administered community-based health programs at Gallaudet University, all in Washington DC. For almost thirty years, and on three continents, Barnwell has led the workshop Building a Vocal Community - Singing In the African American Tradition, which utilizes oral tradition, an African world view and African American history, values, cultural and vocal traditions to build communities of song among singers and non-singers alike. Her pedagogy is highly respected among musicians, educators, health workers, activists, organizers, and members of the corporate and non-profit sectors.

www.ymbarnwell.com/

Cost 
Free Admission, Registration required
Location 
CGR - Conrad Grebel University
Great Hall (Room 1111)
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Canada
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