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Jun 21: Songs In Your Body On This Land

We'd like to welcome People of the Global Majority (Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color, and Mixed Race) to these monthly song cir...

Monday, November 28, 2022

Dec 4: Longing for Justice: Song Circle + Potluck @ UTS

You're invited to Longing For Justice, a hybrid song circle & in-person potluck!

Tapestry Community of Song and United Family Dinners present an evening of community song and meal. Led by UTS students and song leaders Doe Hoyer and Bridgette Weber with special guest song leaders Liz Digitale Anderson and Conie Borchardt. We gather to sing songs for Justice, transformation, and liberation, taught through the practice of aural tradition, call and response community singing. This is a queer friendly and all voices friendly space.

Date:  Sunday, December 4, 2022

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Nov 17: Give to the Max Day for Biracial & Rural projects

It's the Great Mni'sota Give Together, Give To the Max Day today! Points of Light Music (polimu) is participating with two projects: Biracial & Rural and Freeing Stuck Refrains.

Please read on to learn more about what we're dreaming for 2023... (or just hop over to this link to make a donation)...


Biracial & Rural continues to grow a community of care for mixed race and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in predominantly white spaces. Over the last year we have continued to connect with folks who are yearning for kindred places to gather, share our stories, and do the healing work of shedding the ways we've internalized oppressive systems.

And there is more connection and healing to do.

In 2023, we want to hold six Freeing Stuck Refrains gatherings and invite 10 folks into a Biracial & Rural retreat space.

Would you help us connect, tell stories, and create arts-based healing spaces?


Saturday, November 12, 2022

Setlist from Nov 12 Songs for Truth Telling, New Narratives, and Cultural Composting

Here is a list of the songs Good Trouble led at the Songs for Truth Telling, New Narratives, and Cultural Composting workshop session at the Overcoming Racism Conference organized by the Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) in St. Paul, on Saturday afternoon, November 12, 2022.  
  1. I did not come here alone (The Peace Poets)
  2. Somebody’s Hurtin’ my brother (Yara Allen) - in We Rise (see below)
  3. The Center Will Hold (words: inspired from introduction to Brene Brown's Atlas of the Heart/music: clb)
  4. We Keep Us Safe (Liz Digitale Anderson)
  5. Always (Grace Lee Boggs as quoted in Emergent Strategies by adrienne maree brown/Nathan Holst)
  6. This is the Moment (Peace Poets)
  7. Thy Light is in all forms (words: Hazrat Inayat Khan/Music: Yakzan Valdez)
  8. When Times Are Hard (Liz Digitale Anderson)
  9. We get there together (Or never get there at all) (Josh Blaine)
We also promised to share a list of resources, i.e., songbooks, instruments, song catchers to follow, so you can build up your personal skills & repertoire.  Here it is!