Race and #RealTalk?
What is Race and #RealTalk?
The vision continues-using the barbershop singing (and listening) experience as a therapeutic tool by which we confront historic and contemporary issues of race in our country and around the world. The history of racial exclusion in the barbershop community was a reflection of the reality that manifested in society at that stage of our cultural evolution in America. HALO believes that it can be a unique change agent, by which the barbershop community and the nation as a whole can press forward toward becoming a truly united people. As we utilize and engage in the unique style of harmonic progression in barbershop singing to guide our discourse as well as the phenomenon of social bonding and trust that group singing facilitates, we can invest our energy in a difficult process of healing and resolutions for peace.
For the Community
HALO hosts program series each year, virtual and in person, engaging folks near and far in our music-based process for education, discussion, and community work towards social justice awareness, action, and initiatives. Follow us on Facebook and IG for updates!