Who We Are
Music has always been a vital component of social change. In the 60’s and 70’s singing played a large part in the social justice movement. The mission of our group is to bring songs back to our current rallies, marches and other events in support of peace, environmental issues, immigrant rights and social justice. Our goal is to resurrect Jon Fromer's Freedom Song Network which for a quarter of a century raised their voices for justice and freedom.
HOW WE WILL ACCOMPLISH OUR GOALS
Members of our group will attend San Francisco Bay Area events that promote a healthy, safe, equitable world to sing songs suitable for all attending to join in. We are all volunteers and there will be no charge for our appearance at the events.
We hold monthly meetings in Marin County, California to learn, share and practice songs. We welcome anyone who wants to simply sing, can play a musical instrument or help with coordination. Please contact us (see contact info below) to be added to our list of members or if you want us to perform at one of your organization's events.
OUR NEXT EVENTS
Please join us Saturday, January 20, 11:30am - 3:30pm at the San Francisco Women's March. We will lead others in song at the rally before the march and while we march. We will meet at 11:30am on McAllister between Larkin and Polk in front of the elevator structure for a parking garage. Look for our Freedom Singers and Lady Liberty signs to find us. The rally starts at noon and the March is from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.
Wednesday, February 14, 4 - 5pm: Anti-discrimination campaign called "Love Lives in Marin" (an ongoing series of online and live events that welcome diversity in our towns - sponsored by Marin Interfaith Council and MVCAN) at the Mill Valley Depot Square, Throckmorton & Miller. We will lead songs for the people attending at 4:45pm. Their agenda will be something like this:
4:00-4:15 Uke Group - (attention-getting gathering music)
4:15-4:45 (more or less) 3-4 speakers
4:45-5:00 FREEDOM SINGERS - (non-political songs - theme of welcoming and accepting all people)
OUR NEXT MEETING
Thursday, February 8th meeting at 6:30 - 8pmat the Southern Marin Water Treatment Plant, 450 Sycamore, Mill Valley (across from the Mill Valley Middle School). We will hold a brief meeting and then practice songs.
WATCH US PERFORM
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