Statement for MAR-AMTA Community

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The Department of Homeland Security recently released a National Terrorism Advisory that warns of heightened violence against LGBTQIA+, Jewish, and migrant communities. The MAR-AMTA Executive Board recognizes that this increased threat against those groups deeply affects members of our music therapy community. We are mindful that this comes at a time of year when many communities celebrate holidays and that this threat overshadows what should rightfully be a time of restoration, rejuvenation, and peace. We would like to offer our heartfelt compassion and empathy to all, as this affects everyone in our society – not only those who are members of the aforementioned communities under threat. 

Please reach out to Clarissa Lacson, Vice President for Membership at if you would like us to organize an online space to come together for mutual support. If you would like a closed meeting space for your community, we will do our best to facilitate this in a way that honors your experience.