President Presents January 2023
The World Federation of Music Remedy has voted in favor of a World Music Remedy Week (WMTW), to happen from 10th to fifteenth April annually. Throughout World Music Remedy Week, music therapists and supporters are inspired to have interaction in actions that improve consciousness of and advocacy for music remedy. World Music Remedy Week additionally serves to spotlight the worldwide connectedness of music remedy, which may be particularly vital for growing nations.
Consciousness weeks are frequent all through the world and supply alternatives for individuals to decide on a day or days, inside the week (or maybe constructing as much as the week), that they could interact in an advocacy exercise. In shifting from a day to every week the WFMT doesn’t anticipate that will probably be essential for music therapists to have interaction in additional duties, or expend extra time and vitality, than we did for Music Remedy Day. Fairly we consider the week will present us with extra flexibility to decide on a day or days inside the week that we’d execute our duties.
The method of selecting a global music remedy day, week, or month that works for universities and different related workplaces and doesn’t coincide with different vital consciousness days or anniversaries, has been advanced. We now have labored arduous to make sure that the dates we have now chosen is not going to trigger additional hurt. Nevertheless, we recognise that there can’t be an ideal answer, and that along with problems we all know of, there could also be extra that we have now not uncovered. Nevertheless, as a worldwide group, we have now gathered quite a lot of worldwide views and evidently holding Music Remedy Week from tenth – fifteenth April will present a optimistic answer which does the least hurt to our members. We now have additionally chosen dates that we expect can be straightforward to recollect. We consider six days offers sufficient time/house for a number of reflections, collaborations, and/or occasions, and permits individuals to show their consciousness to different actions/causes on a selected day/s ought to they select to.
Incapacity Day of Mourning
Music Remedy Week will change World Music Remedy Day, beforehand held on the 1st of March.
The 1st of March continues because the Incapacity Day of Mourning. On at the present time, the World Federation of Music Remedy encourages music therapists to face by their disabled colleagues and shoppers, to recollect individuals with disabilities murdered by their households, and to mirror on ableist points that exist inside societies, and inside our personal occupation.
We’re deeply sorry for the hurt that has been brought on by the earlier coinciding of World Music Remedy Day and the Incapacity Day of Mourning, and very grateful to the individuals who have engaged with us, helped us to hear and study, and to discover a new method ahead.
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