Community Engagement Workshops

(Fall & Spring)

Produced in tandem with WMRC community partners, the year-round workshop series engages the broader WMRC community of youth and adults, in order to deepen the organization’s commitment to anti-oppression work through the lens of music and political education.

Workshops range from critical dialogues, to art-making, personal growth practice, and more. No previous experience with WMRC or musical instruction necessary. Workshops happen in various locations throughout NYC.

Would you like to have WMRC lead a workshop in your your community? Email our Co-Executive Director/Director of Artistic Programming LaFrae Sci at


Click here to propose a community engagement workshop

Photo: Black Lives Matter workshop, 2016, Kate Milford


Speak Up! Getting on the Mic: Emceeing and Hosting

This workshop gets your biggest voice out there into the minds of the masses. If you have something to say and you want to sound bold, whether it is on the stage or at a protest, being comfortable as an emcee is key to being heard, and when you’re heard people listen.
All Ages

Forming a Connected Community

This workshop brings together the Adults and Parents in the WMRC community to discuss identity, gender and expression. As campers explore the changing gender landscape, both in their every day lives and at camp over the summer, it’s important that the adults around them are also offered the opportunity to engage with the complex, sometimes challenging issues of gender identity. Parents and Adults Working with Youth

Solidarity Beyond Borders: Transnational Resistance as Healing

This workshop seeks to unpack what it means to stand in solidarity with people of color down your block and beyond colonial borders. Ages 16+ Women/Femme/GNC POC

Bystander Intervention 101

Bystander intervention involves a series of tools that can be consciously employed to defuse volatile situations. In this workshop, participants will learn to successfully and safely disrupt a hostile or aggressive situation they may witness, and to ensure their actions are more helpful than harmful.  Ages 13+