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A People's Celebration of Howard Zinn

When: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Old South Church • 645 Boylston St • Copley Square • Boston

 

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."

    Howard Zinn

Featuring music, action and readings of Professor Zinn’s work in the labor, anti-war, education and civil rights movements presented by local organizers, students and artists! 

event moderators:
Dorothea Manuela, Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee and Boston May Day Committee
Karla Nicholson, Executive Director of Haymarket People's Fund

Speakers: 
Bob Moses, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and founder of The Algebra Project
Jeff Crosby, president, North Shore Labor Council and IUW-CWA Local 201 
Lauren Cooper, coordinator for the Zinn Education Project
Michael Spinnato, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace

Performers:
Paula Elliott, jazz vocalist and former Community Change Inc. Board member
Jake and the Infernal Machine, political folk ensemble
Natural Bliss, radical hip hop emcee
DJ May Day, political rap (to be confirmed)

Readers: 
Claire Lewis, Northeastern University Progressive Student Alliance & NUTELLS (NU Teaching English Language & Literacy Skills)
Alex Freid, University of New Hampshire Peace and Justice League & Durham Students for a Democratic Society
Dale Morgan, Plymouth, MA High School
Myrna Morales, Progressive Librarians Guild at Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science


An open mic will follow the program across the street in Copley Square.  

Professor Zinn lived in greater Boston for nearly fifty years, and passed away January 27, 2010. He is survived by generations of community organizers inspired by his writings, speeches and actions.  Please join us in celebrating his legacy! 

This event is open to the public.  Donations are welcome and will be requested during the program.*

*All donations above the cost of the event will be donated to the Zinn Education Project, promoting and supporting the use of Zinn’s works for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. 

FMI: zinncelebration2010@gmail.com, Susie at 631-875-5936
        on facebook:  The People Celebrate Howard Zinn!

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