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Screening of Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives
April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for a special community viewing of a new documentary, Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives, followed by a talkback with the director and producer.
This event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited.
Singer, songwriter, and social activist Holly Near has been performing for well over 50 years and in the process created unique soundtrack for the feminist peace and justice community. This film documents the story of the activist and her art, but also serves as an important testament to a time — a time of protest and coalition building, and the weaving of a multicultural consciousness rooted in contemporary activism. Featuring Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, the late Ronnie Gilbert, and the late Tom Hayden, with appearances by Pete Seeger, and others, this film, directed by Jim Brown (The Weavers; Wasn’t That a Time!), elevates Near to her deserved status of iconic artist and activist, and speaks to anyone who believes in peace, justice, feminism, and humanity.