To advocate for musical work in the Downtown Eastside, and elsewhere in the world, as a means to promote human rights and development of the poor, Klisala Harrison has written Music Downtown Eastside: Human Rights & Capability Development Through Music in Urban Poverty (Oxford Univ. Press, 2020) $29.95 978-0-19-753507-3

The book emerged from Harrison's research in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside about the human dignity people get from the arts, particularly music-making, which is readily accessible. A former graduate of U of Vic's Music History program in 1997, Harrison now holds a PhD and has held positions at Columbia University and UBC. She is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

[BCBW 2021]