March 6-8, 2019
Rhonda V. Magee, Professor of Law, Mindfulness and Social Justice Teacher and Advocate, University of San Francisco
Rhonda V. Magee (M.A., J.D.) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law, and Social Justice. Professor Magee is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and the Board of Directors for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.
The author of numerous articles on mindfulness in legal education, including Educating Lawyers to Meditate? 79 UMKC L. Rev. 535 (2011), and The Way of ColorInsight: Understanding Race and Law Effectively Using Mindfulness-Based ColorInsight Practices, 8 Georgetown J. of Mod. Crit. Race Perspectives 251 (2016), Rhonda is the author of a forthcoming book on Mindfulness and Racial Justice to be published by TarcherPerigee, a member of the Penguin Random House Group.
Common Ground Voices is an international project choir initiated by the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre in 2016 based in and around Jerusalem. Common Ground Voices / La Frontera translates the mission of the original ensemble into a new geographic frame, generating meaningful collaboration through music, exploring and creating music of shared human values and aspirations, contributing to community music as an exercise of non-violence, and utilizing music as a springboard for a meaningful discussion about social and political change within the group as well as with the society in general. Facilitated by Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros, Common Ground Voices / La Frontera will bring together a diverse group of singers in a project situated at the border of Mexico and the United States in March 2019. CGV La Frontera will consider questions of identity, place, belonging, connection, and shared humanity in a region historically claimed by many.
Emilie Amrein, Assistant Professor of Music, University of San Diego
Professor Amrein conducts the USD Choral Scholars and teaches courses on the intersection of music and social justice movements. She is the artistic director of Peregrine Music, an arts and education nonprofit organization committed to engaging communities in meaningful dialogue about the most pressing social issues facing the world with creative, youth-driven performance projects.
André de Quadros, Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Education Department, Boston University
Professor de Quadros directs four choirs: the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia), Common Ground Voices (Israeli /Palestinian/international), VOICES 21C (Boston), and Muslim Choral Ensemble (Sri Lanka). In addition, he leads choral projects in Massachusetts prisons. His life as a scholar, conductor, educator, and activist has taken him to diverse settings in more than forty countries.