By Ashley Maier on June 11, 2014 · tagged as ,

“Where can I find music that’s appropriate for this work!?”

May JupiterOn the heels of yet another prevention colleague begging me to share any ideas I have for music that can be played during sexual and domestic violence prevention work, or used to facilitate the work, I offer an artist I recently discovered, Maya Jupiter.  One of the ambassadors for Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day event in Los Angeles this year, Maya is also on the organization’s advisory board.  At this year’s event at the Guess Headquarters in Los Angeles, Maya and her partner Aloe Blacc performed together, noting that they think music should be used to further social justice.  After their performance, I found Maya’s album and by the time I got to El Secreto, a song about love that left not a dry eye in the Guess Headquarters on Denim Day, I knew I’d found music that is far more than tolerable for our work, that enhances it.  Learn more about and listen to Maya Jupiter here.

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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Bethany Pombar June 12, 2014 at 3:41 am

Can’t wait to check it out. I’m also loving the CD I got at NSAC last year from Las Cafeteras, another socially driven band:

And if folks are looking for song ABOUT violence against women – the prevent connect community compiled a list a few years ago (likely outdated):


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