Robina Institute Presentation

This weekend, I have the opportunity to speak about the Voices of Hope at a special “In Conversation” event, hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Robina Institute of Criminal Law & Justice.  This event will focus on female incarceration, and I will be the first speaker of the day, followed by a panel of formerly incarcerated women and then another panel of experts in the field.  It has been a challenge and an honor to put together a talk a bit different from my TEDx talk.  Rather than a focus on music and restorative justice, this presentation aims to share the specific needs incarcerated women may have, and how music can help to celebrate and embody womanhood.  The talk will be on Friday, June 9 at 1:30pm, and will open with members from the Twin Cities Women’s Choir singing my composition, “Voices of Hope.”