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Music For Social Well-Being

Music For Social Well-Being

Feel Like a Community Again

This program uses music and storytelling to bring people together and to re-engage and uplift our shared humanity in our communities. Simply put, it will help us get reacquainted with our neighbors again after the long COVID isolation. Music selections are chosen from our very diverse American Songbook from Spirituals to Rock & Roll. 

Calvin Earl, the US Spokesman for the African American Spirituals as a National Treasure, will guide this program with singing and storytelling in a fun and joyful gathering. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.

About Calvin Earl

Mr. Earl has been playing and singing since he was a young boy. Church was a prominent part of his childhood, so it is no wonder that in 2007 Mr. Earl rose to national prominence when he succeeded in submitting Twin Resolutions and then moved the US Congress to a unanimous vote that would “recognize the African American Spiritual as a National Treasure,” thus honoring enslaved people for their contributions to our nation.

Mr. Earl performs concert and lecture programs and continues his advocacy to ensure the African American spirituals and the oral history of the enslaved Africans are included in our current educational curriculum. 


This program is appropriate for anyone who enjoys music and singing. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 
Make sure to register each person attending this event.

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Martha Washington Meeting Room 104A , Martha Washington Meeting Room 104B
Library Branch:
Martha Washington Library
FCPL Event Guidelines
Registrations open at 7:00pm Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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