“As part of its Social Justice in the Arts and Media series, The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will offer a presentation by local musician and social justice activist Eveline MacDougall on Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m.
“MacDougall, who is a Home & Garden freelancer for the Greenfield Recorder, will share stories and songs from her work, including about ways the COVID-19 pandemic inspired her to shift the way she rehearses and performs, temporarily taking her music exclusively outdoors. According to a LAVA Center press release, she will take questions from the audience and may lead attendees in singing.
“At age 23, MacDougall founded the Amandla Chorus — now known as Fiery Hope — bringing messages of social justice and community building to schools, prisons, homeless shelters, elder residences and other public gatherings. In smaller groups, the singers also bring songs of comfort to people in hospice and other end-of-life settings.
“MacDougall is also the author of the 2019 book, ‘Fiery Hope: Building Community with the Amandla Chorus.’ Audience members may purchase copies of her book at the presentation.
“Seating will be limited. Attendees can reserve a seat with a donation of at least $1 or see the presentation for free if there are seats available the day of. Everyone who enters The LAVA Center must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. To reserve a spot, visit bit.ly/3LBrAP8.”