This interdisciplinary music conference seeks to interrogate the place of music, musicians, and sound in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the crises to which it responds. In the midst of calls for an end to police brutality, the carceral state, and anti-Black discrimination, music studies must join the ongoing conversation interrogating understood relationships between protest, activism, and academic praxis. This conference is free and open to the public.

This conference is made possible by the generous support of the Department of Music, the Department of African and African American Studies, and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.

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