Amy Goodman & friends celebrate Joe Hill
The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
Amy Goodman • Hari Kondabolu • Allison Moorer • Walter MosleySusan Pourfar • Jamie Kilstein • Deva Mahal • Stephan Said • Son of Nun • Brian Jones • Alexis BussAmy Goodman of Democracy Now! will lead a group of musicians and actors in a rousing evening of performance to honor the great labor radical and songwriter Joe Hill."Joe Hill’s influence is everywhere. Without Joe Hill, there’s no Woody Guthrie, no Dylan, no Springsteen, no Clash, no Public Enemy, no Minor Threat, no System of a Down, no Rage Against the Machine.” –Tom MorelloJoe Hill was assassinated by a firing squad in the State of Utah a century ago, November 19, 1915. The readings and musical performances will bring to life the many aspects of Hill's story that connect to the struggles of today. An immigrant who learned English as he worked a string of jobs from New York to San Francisco, the conditions he and countless others faced compelled Hill into a life organizing workers with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Throughout his short life as a radical labor organizer, Hill insisted that art could help reach and unite oppressed and exploited workers. In the spirit of Joe Hill on the centenary of his death, musicians will perform songs from Hill’s brilliant songbook and actors and writers will read from Hill’s moving letters and poetry. It's a night not to be missed — get your free tickets now!The event will also serve as the launch of a new edition from Independent publisher Haymarket Books of The Letters of Joe Hill: 100th Anniversary Edition, edited by Philip S. Foner and Alexis Buss, with a foreword by Tom Morello.Presented by & Co-sponsored by New York State Nurse's Association, Legal Services Staff Association 2320,Teaching for Change, the Zinn Education Project, Brandworkers, Brooklyn For Peace, IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) and more TBA.
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