LySaundra Janeé

Music. Justice. Resilience.

 

 

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Why Social Soundtrack?

Music creates an opportunity for community-building, storytelling, and healing. Music creates an opportunity for resilience for individuals and their communities.

Mission

Black music. Black liberation. Black healing.

Vision

To create opportunities for community-building, storytelling, and healing across the African Diaspora through the education of Black music and history.

Workshops

The Resilient Tune workshop explores Black music and its role in social liberation. Black artists have used music to create dialogue around racism, sexism, sexuality, class, and liberation. This workshop highlights the social and psychological impact of music listening and creation, the history of Black music, and how to incorporate music into advocacy and daily practices that impact mental health and well-being.

The Living Well workshop explores the intersection of faith and social liberation. Showing mercy isn’t just something you do; as a Christian it’s who we’re called to be. Through the use of biblical principles and application materials from the Resilient Tune workshop, this interactive workshop highlights the art of living well and persevering through social justice movements.

Please send workshop inquiries to lysaundrajanee[at]gmail.com or fill out this contact form.


Workshop Reviews

“I love the idea of having a music safety plan. Thoughtful analysis of the intersection of social/political history and black music-genesis, influence, and cultural (macro) impact. Brilliant, thank you!”

“I absolutely loved this workshop. The music safety plan was so helpful for myself and I can't wait to introduce it to my clients. LySaundra was incredibly knowledgeable. As a white fan of hip hop I was long overdue for a history lesson.”

LySaundra’s music workshop was amazing! She inspired me to write several support group topics and activities surrounded around music. My residents loved our [group] yesterday! I owe that to her!
— Participant (2018)

“Wonderful presentation! I can see your love and passion for the topic which makes it more interesting. I love the music safety plan and I will be using it within my support groups. Please continue to present on this topic in the future!”

“I love LySaundra's personality. She is excited and knowledgeable about the topic and I like the humor involved.”

Very beautiful inside and out. What a soulful, insightful and inspirational presenter.
— Participant (2018)