Singing Community on Zoom

CANARY SONG HOUR

Tuesday evenings at  7-8:30pm Pacific on Zoom.

With Laura Sandage and Doreen Conte, song leaders and community nurturers.

Supportive songs and topics chosen week to week in light of current events and needs.

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TUNE INTO JUSTICE • MLK Day 2021 • Holistic Resistance Benefit

SONG and COMMUNITY with Lyndsey Scott, Doreen Conte, and Laura Sandage
DONATE to HOLISTIC RESISTANCE and learn about their work.

ARRIVING SONGS 
CALLING FOR A HEALING by Terry Garthwaite (Doreen) : listen on audio player above

lyrics:
We are calling for a healing
We are calling far and near
May our voices be revealing
That the need for help is here
Send some love, send some light
Keep the flame of this revival burning bright

LET THE SONG (chorus and verse 2) by Laura Sandage (Laura) : listen on audio player above
lyrics:
Let the song carry
Let the song carry us
Let the song carry all of us back to reverence
Back to reverence

Let the song wake the voice of justice
Let the song emerge from sacred lands
Let the song offer a welcome safe house
And guide our open hands 

THE WAY KNOWS THE WAY by Lyndsey Scott (Lyndsey) 
lyrics:
You don't have to know the way
The way knows the way
You don't have to plan the way
Trust the way
Feel your way
The way knows
The way knows
The way knows the way

7:05 OPENING 

Prayer: Laura and Lyndsey 

Welcome and Greeting: Lyndsey and Laura and Doreen and everyone

Opening Song:
I HAVE NOT COME HERE ALONE by the Peace Poets (Lyndsey) 
lyrics:
I have not come here alone
I carry my people in my bones
I have not come here alone
And if you listen you can hear them in my soul

7:15 JUSTICE FROM THE INSIDE OUT 

Drop In with Spirits and Ancestors of Justice: (Laura leads guided process with song support from Lyndsey) 
BE WITH ME by Koach Baruch Frazier
lyrics:
Be with me, Yah, be with me
Be with me, Yah, be with me
While I'm on this freedom journey
Be with me, Yah, be with me

Characteristics of White Supremacy: Lyndsey will focus on two or three concepts from this document to discuss. 
Individualism
Fear of Conflict
Right to Comfort

TO LISTEN IS TO LEAN IN SOFTLY by Eoghan Carrick (Laura, Eoghan recording) 
lyrics:

To listen is to lean in softly
Lean in soft with your heart
With the willingness to be changed
Be changed by what you hear

BREAKOUT GROUPS of 3x2 minutes each: radical listening with focus topic as jumping off place. 
*How am I practicing internally to end white supremacy in myself?
*Or what comes up for me when we discuss Individualism, Fear of Conflict, Right to Comfort? 

ONE BY ONE EVERYONE COMES TO REMEMBER by Michael Stillwater (Doreen) 
lyrics:
One by one everyone comes to remember
We're healing the world one heart at a time

7:45 JUSTICE IN ACTION

RISE UP learned from Taya Ma (Lyndsey) : listen on audio player below
lyrics:
There's a vision in you, there's a vision in me
There's a vision in everybody

There's a vision in you, there's a vision in me 
There's a vision in everybody

Rise up-----
Come down, come down, come down, come down
Rise up-----
Come down, come down, feet on the ground

SHARE: Lyndsey talks about Holistic Resistance and supporting black leadership. Discussion.
*How do we pray, then move our feet? 
"It's a marathon, not a sprint!" --Porsha Beed 

BREAKOUT GROUPS OF 3x2 minutes each. 
*How am I taking my love for justice out into the world, into relationship?

*How in my life am I supporting black leadership and black voices? 

SONG(S): Reprise/add more (either Rise Up or I Have Not Come Here Alone or The Way-- Lyndsey) 

8:10 CLOSING 

CALLING FOR A HEALING add second verse (Doreen) : listen on audio player above

lyrics: 
We are calling for a healing 
We are calling far and near 
May our voices be revealing 
That the need for help is here 
Send some love, send some light 
Keep the flame of this revival burning bright

We are asking for a blessing 
Let the loving light appear 
May our voices be caressing 
Those in need we hold so dear 
Send some love, send some light 
Keep the flame of this revival burning bright

SHARE AS A GROUP (popcorn style) on “When I am tuned into justice, my body/heart/soul feels ________.” (Laura) 

LEAN BACK by Sarah Salem (Laura with everyone adding lyrics) 
lyrics:
Lean back, they say (3x)
We're right here
We're right here

CLOSING GRATITUDES/Shout outs (Lyndsey & all)