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These kids singing made us feel better this week

Submitted by amber on Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:00

It’s been an ugly, painful week marked by multiple, high profile hate crimes around the country. Unfortunately, this is not an aberration but a continuation of assaults that have intensified since Trump’s election – the attacks on immigrants, activists, communities of color, women, journalists, faith groups, and folks who identify as LGBTQ.

Last Sunday, several hundred people, from elders to babies - led by our friends The Nields and kids' vocal groups Local Chorus and Focus Chorus - filled Congregation B'nai Israel of Northampton, MA with Songs of Hope and Resistance, a benefit concert for the RFC.

Coming together as a progressive community to lift our voices in songs that imagine a more just, humane world comforted and inspired those who attended. We hope this brief video of excerpts from the concert provides some of that same solace to all of you and energy for the important week ahead.

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