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September 6, 2022

Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues with Eric Dozier

Submitted by Erin Ford

Eric Dozier, music educator, cultural activist and recording artist, will present "Musical Journeys to Racial Justice" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union; and "Praise, Protest and Purpose: Music as cultural Activism" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Douglass Activity Center, 925 Yuma St.

Equal parts live performance, lecture and revival meeting, Dozier brings a unique way of experiencing the impact of music on American culture, identity and social progress.

Through his wealth of experience working with groups of all ages and his unique blend of down and dirty blues, socially conscious soul and spirit-fueled gospel music, Dozier takes you on a journey. He is a co-founder at Oneness Lab and One Human Family Music Workshops. Dozier uses music to engage communities in dialogue about racism.

Dozier shines a light on the crossroads of music and American race relations by performing songs and discussing key musical figures and themes from the abolitionists, civil rights, labor and anti-war movements, as well as other contemporary voices of change both in the U.S. and internationally. By the end, participants understand what it means to be an active and creative advocate of diversity and equity imbued with a renewed sense of mission and commitment to showing the world how a community sounds. 

The Lou Douglas Lecture series is a free and kid-friendly community-engaged event. For more information, visit tryufm.org or contact UFM at info@tryufm.org

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