Tacoma Refugee Choir

Tacoma Refugee Choir fosters friendships across diverse communities through the power of song.

At a time when the US is divided along immigration policy lines, and people often respond from a place of fear, the Tacoma Refugee Choir strives to build bridges in the community by spreading a message of hope and empathy. TRC is a non-auditioned choir composed of both immigrants and US-born locals. Its mission is to unite, uplift, and inspire through the transformative power of music. The choir’s name comes from a desire to stand with political refugees in solidarity and support. Today, the choir stands for all who have suffered injustice.

Talks

Tacoma Refugee Choir 14:30

Everyone has a song – welcoming refugees through music

What started as a place to sing became a refuge. Founded by Erin Guinup, just as the U.S. was closing […]

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSeattle, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSeattle event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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