Today is World AIDS Day. It’s a day to remember those we’ve lost to the epidemic, to be thankful for those still fighting and changing how the world responds to AIDS, and to plan for the future: a world without it.
This morning, I conducted some singers at a World AIDS Day event held at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. We sung two songs about love while a projection scrolled the names of people who have died from AIDS behind us. The names were submitted by audience members. It was really emotional to say the least.
For December 1st, here is a singing round using a quote by Gandhi. For years I thought he said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I recently found out that his quote was tweaked/changed. Below is a verified quote of his that closest resembles the famous slogan:
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”
… but I guess that doesn’t fit on a bumper sticker very nicely, does it? 🙂
Inspired by the notion that we can be the start of something greater, that we may affect others in order to create change– I present this round to start December, 2015.