Downtown High School


Event Information

100 Larkin St. San Francisco CA 94102
Koret Auditorium
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Downtown High School

Come join us to hear music performed by students from Downtown High School.

Downtown High School's (SFUSD) MMARSS (Music & Math Alive in Resistance to Social Systems) Project explores mathematical concepts, ethnic studies curriculum, scientific principles, and literacy through music. Students engage in music workshops, production, and praxis around a social justice theme each semester. To culminate, they compose, record, and perform original songs that reflect what they have explored throughout the semester.

In the Fall semester of 2019, MMARSS students will analyze Power by Design: how power is created, how power is distributed, and how power flows. Students will make connections between societal systems of power and the physics of electricity and circuits. They will examine how imbalances of power drive change in society as well as electrical flow within circuits. Students will also use data and statistics to analyze imbalances of power within Native American communities and housing inequality in the United States. Through analysis of the novel Reservation Blues, by Sherman Alexie, students will make connections to the displacement of indigenous cultures while listening to, analyzing, and creating music that address these issues.

This event is free and open to the public.