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March 3, 2016 at 7:48 am EST

Musicians without Borders and CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program  invite expressions of interest for a two week professional training program in community music leadership and conflict transformation in June 2016.

The training is open to musicians and music students who are active in their communities as workshop leaders, teachers or social activists and would like to further their knowledge of using music as a tool for peacebuilding and social change. The first week of training will focus on key concepts in peacebuilding and community development, led by CONTACT’s international staff, and the second week of the training will be led by MwB’s professional trainers who are specialized in running community music projects with people dealing with trauma, fear and isolation as a result of war and conflict.

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  • This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  Meagan Hughes.

March 4, 2016 at 10:04 am EST

Hi Meagan,

Many thanks for sharing this, it sounds like a fantastic training program. The World Bank Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum took place this week and featured Sonita Alizadeh, a young Afghan rapper who utilizes music as a peacebuilding tool to advocate against forced child marriages. I’m sure this is one of many great examples of how music can influence political and social change.