- August 4, 2022
- 8 mins story
1. For many years now JBL has been working hard to tell the truth about history, dispel the myths, and correct the misinformation regarding the life and sacrifice of this great American revolutionary and freedom fighter as well as his family and friends. 2. They have also worked hard to make the connections between that history and current issues of freedom and justice in our country and around the world.
2. What do freedom and justice mean to you? How are they reflected in your daily life?Freedom is a word that has been grossly misused and denigrated over the years. To us true freedom requires justice, and liberation from injustice. Freedom isn't just laissez faire liberty. Being free doesn't just mean we can do whatever we want. Freedom entails responsibility. This means we are responsible for each other in our community, our nation and our world. It also means that we must be held accountable for what we do. Burdening our fellow human beings with injustice cannot be something we are "free" to do without being held to account. We all see issues around these ideas rise up every day. In our lives as activist musicians and educators we reflect on these principals on a daily basis and do everything in our power to incorporate them into the creative work we do.