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For June, RICH in Music is excited to spotlight our Advisory Committee member, Leo Arreaza!

Leo lives in Baltimore and originally comes from South America. He earned his law degree in Venezuela and an LL.M. from the University of Baltimore. Leo works in human services with Maryland’s Department of Health. He is also an advocate for individuals and refugees before the Maryland Department of Human Services to help them receive benefits. Leo is a music lover and has always been a strong supporter of the arts and music locally. He is happy to combine his commitment to the immigrant community and love of the arts to serve on the RICH in Music Advisory Committee.
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For June, RICH in Music is excited to spotlight our Advisory Committee member, Leo Arreaza!

Leo lives in Baltimore and originally comes from South America. He earned his law degree in Venezuela and an LL.M. from the University of Baltimore. Leo works in human services with Maryland’s Department of Health. He is also an advocate for individuals and refugees before the Maryland Department of Human Services to help them receive benefits. Leo is a music lover and has always been a strong supporter of the arts and music locally. He is happy to combine his commitment to the immigrant community and love of the arts to serve on the RICH in Music Advisory Committee.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers and father figures! ...

Save the date! Next Saturday, on June 20, the Creative Alliance will be broadcasting an online benefit concert. We are excited that some of our dance and choir participants will be included. Here is more information from the Creative Alliance:

In support of Mera Kitchen Collective. To support the Black Lives Matter movement and help fight for policy change in Baltimore, Mera Kitchen Collective has pledged to donate half of all funds received to Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a "grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people in Baltimore."

Help us support Mera Kitchen Collective in their mission to provide free meals to communities in need throughout Baltimore, including our refugee, asylee, and immigrant neighbors! Join your host and our Community Arts Liaison Ari Pluznik, to watch performances by musicians with some of the biggest hearts in town and listen to live interviews with refugee service providers to learn more about their vital work.

Refugee, asylee, and immigrant communities are some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s show our support in making sure our neighbors get what they need during these turbulent times!

SAT JUN 20 | NOON-2PM | Facebook Live! | FREE
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Save the date! Next Saturday, on June 20, the Creative Alliance will be broadcasting an online benefit concert. We are excited that some of our dance and choir participants will be included. Here is more information from the Creative Alliance:

In support of Mera Kitchen Collective. To support the Black Lives Matter movement and help fight for policy change in Baltimore, Mera Kitchen Collective has pledged to donate half of all funds received to Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people in Baltimore.

Help us support Mera Kitchen Collective in their mission to provide free meals to communities in need throughout Baltimore, including our refugee, asylee, and immigrant neighbors! Join your host and our Community Arts Liaison Ari Pluznik, to watch performances by musicians with some of the biggest hearts in town and listen to live interviews with refugee service providers to learn more about their vital work. 

Refugee, asylee, and immigrant communities are some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s show our support in making sure our neighbors get what they need during these turbulent times!

SAT JUN 20 | NOON-2PM | Facebook Live! | FREE

This month's RICH in Music team profile is for Elizabeth Ringler-Jayanthan. We are so happy that she shares her time and talents as a member of our Advisory Committee!

Elizabeth is a licensed social worker and a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) in Pittsburgh, Pa where she works as a trauma therapist. She has worked primarily with survivors of forced migration including refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of human trafficking. Elizabeth has also worked extensively with survivors of gender-based violence and currently works as a trauma therapist at a rape crisis center. She is a graduate of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) Global Mental Health Certificate program. Elizabeth is honored to be a part of RICH in Music and believes in the healing power of music and community.
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This months RICH in Music team profile is for Elizabeth Ringler-Jayanthan. We are so happy that she shares her time and talents as a member of our Advisory Committee! 

Elizabeth is a licensed social worker and a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) in Pittsburgh, Pa where she works as a trauma therapist. She has worked primarily with survivors of forced migration including refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of human trafficking. Elizabeth has also worked extensively with survivors of gender-based violence and currently works as a trauma therapist at a rape crisis center. She is a graduate of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) Global Mental Health Certificate program. Elizabeth is honored to be a part of RICH in Music and believes in the healing power of music and community.

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I have known Elizabeth since she was a little girl. All of her life she has dreamed, studied and worked toward making this world a better place for all of us, by helping the most beleaguered among us.

Elizabeth RJ you are a gem to our world and our profession.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the world’s mothers, mother figures and caregivers! ...

Happy Giving Tuesday! Please consider partnering with RICH in Music. For every donation of $20 or more through the end of May, we are giving away a RICH in Music tote bag and pen! All donations are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, Fusion Partnerships. Learn more about RICH in Music and donate online at richinmusic.org. ...

Happy Giving Tuesday! Please consider partnering with RICH in Music. For every donation of $20 or more through the end of May, we are giving away a RICH in Music tote bag and pen! All donations are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, Fusion Partnerships. Learn more about RICH in Music and donate online at richinmusic.org.

Dear friends, we hope you are staying safe and well. RICH in Music continues to provide virtual services to our participants. We are excited to announce we have updated our website, richinmusic.org, with activities and information for this time of social distancing. We also put together a photo-video of our work. We hope you will check these out! Also, did you know that Tuesday, May 5 is Giving Tuesday? If you donate $20 or more by May 30, we will send you a RICH in Music tote bag and pen! ...

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