Summer 2022 Issue #98


  • Strengthening K’é: An Interview With Radmilla Cody

    Radmilla Cody is an award-winning international performer, activist, and advocate of Diné/Navajo and Nahiłií/African American descent. A former Miss Navajo Nation, Radmilla is passionate about her activism, including bringing awareness to teen dating violence and strengthening k’é/kinship with all oppressed relatives.

  • Had to Stand Up: Using Song to Teach Social Justice

    Julie Be and Mara Sapon-Shevin share the story of their collaboration on the discussion guide for “Had to Stand Up” and how they have applied it to their work with children.

  • Kaleidoscope of Melodies: The CMN 2022 Annual International Conference

    “Reflecting on this year’s theme, I get excited about the beautiful kaleidoscope of colors we will bring to our Annual Conference this September—each of our own unique gifts merging together to form something beautiful.”

  • Had to Stand Up

    This powerful song about standing up for justice can be used as a springboard to talk to young people about how it feels to witness injustice and what they can say or do to take a strong stand.

  • I Don’t Care What You Say About Me

    Nine-year-old Hannah explained why she wrote this song: “How can someone judge you by your clothes? Well, someone judged me by mine, and I got angry and wrote this song.”

  • Woo Hoo! It’s Summer!

    “A short and fun song to sing with my younger music students during the last week of school. When you’re a kid, there is nothing more exciting than the last day of school before summer vacation.”