Friday Night Wake Up Call with Harlym1Two5, Ji Hyang Padma and Deborah Rocha

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JUNE 12th, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
program Guests include
HARLYM 1TWO5, JI HYANG PADMA & deborah rocha
Livestream at HCAM-TV
hosted by Cheryl Perreault

This Friday night guest features joining from their homes at Friday Night Wake-Up Call include Harlym 1Two5, Ji Hyang Padma and

Deborah Rocha. Harlym1Two5 is a nationally known poet who works as Dean of Students at Brandeis University and leads workshops that address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. He will share some of his original poetry. Ji Hyang Padma is Director of the Comparative Religion Program at California Institute for Human Science and has taught Zen practice for over 25 years. She will talk about her work and her book, Zen Practices for Transformative Times. Deborah Rocha will close the program by performing a few of her original songs.

You are invited to join the HCAM-TV program Livestream this Friday night from 7:00-8:00 p.m..
Cheryl Perreault


Harlym1Two5 remains well known nationally is a frequent and highly regarded figure in competitions, performance, concert and beyond. He has also become well known in the Boston area for leading workshops dealing with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Several times in the last couple of years, Harlym has been called to local high schools, colleges and communities to help bring a calm and constructive unity after incidents of racial injustice have occurred. Known for his work, Harlym 1Two5 is often asked to be a panelist or to give presentations on a broad range of topics regarding diversity and pluralism, and also is asked to prepare presentations in response to very specific incidents or conditions. Appearing at dozens of college campuses every year. He is the "HUMAN HIGHLIGHT OF POETRY AND EDU-ACTIVISM."

Ji Hyang Padma

Ji Hyang Padma, Ph.D. is the Director of the Comparative Religion Program at California Institute for Human Science. She has taught Zen for

twenty-five years at Wellesley College and many other institutions, currently in service of Open Gate Zen Collective. Her first book, Living the Season: Zen Practices for Transformative Times, was released in 2013; her second book, Field of Blessings, on traditional Buddhist healing practices is soon to be released.

Deborah Rocha
Deborah Rocha is a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. Her music has been greatly influenced by American Songbook music from the decades 1920-50, by Brazilian music, and by science - things like particles, pendulums, microbiomes, and such. Deborah learned all about Brazilian music and language from her husband, Giovani, and then she turned around and taught Giovani how to follow her guitar playing. And together they have been making sweet music for over decade. As an artist, it is Deborah's main goal to bring Brazilian music to a larger audience, to show through the music what we all have in common. As a songwriter, she creates poetically faithful translations of Brazilian lyrics into English, and she composes original songs which are heavily influenced by the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of Brazilian music.