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Dear Members and Friends,
I wish to let you know where the LSA stands in light of the events of recent months that have stirred up an unprecedented and necessary national conversation about systemic racial injustice and the acceleration of the profoundly inhumane treatment of people of color. Not to take a stand, not to ask ourselves what we are doing to perpetuate the racism around us would be irresponsible. We, as players of such a rare and beautiful instrument as the lute, must not let this moment slip by unnoticed as we practice, hiding behind our music stands as if these justice issues had nothing to do with us.
They do, for if performing or listening to music tells us anything, it is that we humans are all connected. And if we sometimes can't figure out how to connect with words, music can and often does fill the void. It moves the soul like nothing else can, perhaps revealing truths we could not see otherwise. At moments like this we must examine our hearts and be honest about what we see. As a society, is there anything we are doing, or not doing, that is contributing to where our world is now? (Racisim and the LSA continued...)
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