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Bob Lepley, composer and music educator, spoke on November 5, 2017 at Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island about “Music, Spirituality, Consciousness, Activism, Ethics.”
This presentation explored the relationships between music, especially improvised music, and Buddhist meditation with an emphasis on how music and meditation affect consciousness. These ideas were then be discussed in relation to the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire’s concept of critical social consciousness, (“conscientization” as translated from Portuguese). The presentation concluded with a discussion of the ethical imperative in the age of Trump for consciousness-raising on both the personal and societal levels and how Freire’s “bottom up empowerment” mode of activism can achieve that end.
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