2/17/20-Power of Music for Latin American Refugees
Updated: Jul 31, 2020
"Music is a means for refugees to confront violence, as well as find strength and peace during a time of suffering and struggle." In this week's article, Carley Clontz highlights the issues that both immigrants and refugees face and how the power of music is able to bring hope and unity within a community. The article notes, "Refugee[s] living in communities... often struggle to find proper housing, employment, education, and basic needs." This is still the case in Phoenix today, and I think that there needs to be more awareness about the general needs of refugees and what we, as volunteers and fellow community members, can do to change that. It is also important to remember that in addition to connecting communities, music has the power to heal and provide a sense of comfort and familiarity.