Inclusion in Barbershop Series
This fall, the Barbershop Harmony Society will be hosting panel discussions related to different topics of inclusion through our new Inclusion in Barbershop Series.
Inclusion encapsulates many different aspects of identity. We want to highlight the experiences, perspectives, and opinions from barbershoppers that create our beautiful community.
For the next couple of months, we’ll share the schedule of upcoming webinars so you can plan to join us. Learn more about what inclusion means for Everyone in Harmony from barbershoppers you know and trust.
- Each webinar is free to attend and recorded for on-demand viewing
- Panel sessions will be followed by an unrecorded Q&A discussion where attendees will be able to interact with the panel
- Each webinar is limited to 500 participants
- Registration links for each event are below
October 2020 Events
Gender Identity, LGBTQ+, and Barbershop | October 11, 2020
Join Mia Baz, Mo Field, Alex Morris, Steve Scott, and Terry Reynolds (moderator) as they share experiences of exclusion and inclusion within the barbershop community as it relates to gender and sexual identity. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of experiences of exclusion that happen within barbershop, plus tools and information that will help them become ambassadors for positive change.
History, Research, & Choosing Non-Problematic Music | October 21, 2020
Panelists Maria Christian, Ashley Conway, Jim Henry, Kevin Keller (moderator), Richard Lewellen, Debra Lynn, and David Wright will discuss some of the hardest questions that face our barbershop community today as they dive into how the music we sing represents us, and the ways our audiences perceive and react to the songs we sing.
Approaching New Communities | October 28, 2020
For decades, our chapters have considered themselves performing ensembles, meaning they stand on stage and perform while the audience sits in seats and applauds for the chorus. While this model has been successful for many of our chapters, BHS Director of Outreach, Joe Cerutti, and BHS Community Development Manager, Devin Anna Bradford, are going to explore the unique benefits of evolving our mindset to think of ourselves as a community asset that specializes in the intrinsic benefits of singing together in harmony, demonstrating how to reach broader audiences and increase community relevancy.
For any questions, additional information, ideas, or to further support Barbershop Harmony Society inclusion efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.