Friday, 20. January 2017, Seattle, Voices of a People's History of the United States

Join us for a special live performance of "Voices of a People’s History of the United States" featuring readings by Brett Hamil, Marcus Harrison Green, Jerrell Davis, Claudia Castro Luna, Valerie Curtis Newton, Carlynn Newhouse, Shontina Vernon and more.

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"Voices of a People’s History of the United States" brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today: ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour work day, advancing women’s rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This event is curated by Shontina Vernon and hosted by SALT (Seattle Arts Leadership team), a program of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

About Voices:
VOICES is a non-profit arts, education and social justice organization active throughout the United States. It was founded in 2007 by a group of activists, artists and educators, led by historian Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, who together edited the book Voices of a People’s History of the United States. VOICES came together as a result of enthusiastic audience response to occasional readings from the book Voices, held across the country starting in 2003, and to ongoing requests from readers and audiences for educational material and more performances. This evident hunger for a history in which ordinary people can participate and recognize themselves, their forbearers, their neighbors and their fellow workers, motivated the founding of VOICES.

Seattle City Hall is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation will be provided. Please email or call (206) 684-7372 if you have a specific ADA request. We’d appreciate at least one week’s notice, but will try to work with you on shorter notices as well.

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