Thursday, February 18th, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
In this creative session of story, song, and shared discussion, internationally acclaimed performer (and Philly native) Reggie Harris leads us in considering the way our history forms us. How does the way we tell our story – as individuals, families, and a diocese – help us claim our heritage? What relationships must be bridged to claim the freedom to build a future together? Reggie Harris is known worldwide for his ability to inspire hope and create opportunities for building community and positive change. Join us for a special 1.5 hour session to own our stories, name our history, re-member what it means to be family, and build bridges to authentic unity in the midst of what divides us.
About Reggie Harris:
Musician – Storyteller - Educator
Internationally acclaimed performer Reggie Harris is a powerful interpreter of song and history. Reggie’s 40 plus years as a musician and educator has kept him on the road presenting over 300 concerts and lectures per year at arts centers, universities, schools and music and story festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. As a teaching artist in the Kennedy Center’s CETA program (Changing Education Through the Arts) Reggie has focused millions on the role of music in the history of Underground Railroad and as the source for inspiration and motivation in the ongoing struggles of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. He is presently a Woodrow Wilson Scholar in the Independent College Lecture Program and serves as Co-President and Director of Music for the Living Legacy Project, an organization that leads civil rights pilgrimages through the south and hosts seminars on voting and human rights to educate and inspire participation and reform.
His latest recordings “Ready To Go” (the #5 CD on the US Folk DJ charts in 2018) and “Deeper Than the Skin” (a 2020 collaboration with friend and fellow musician Greg Greenway) address the issues of human rights and our need to heal racial and national divisions that threaten our relationships in the healing of our people and our planet.
About Bread for the Journey
"Bread for the Journey" is a monthly series offered to all in our diocese to provide a time to connect in community, tune our souls to the promise and presence of God right here and now, and take in the spiritual food that can give us strength for our journey in this COVID time. This series is being offered as a gift by our bishop, so is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required to receive a Zoom link.