Who We Are
Music has always been a vital component of social change. In the 50’s and 60’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, political, racial and social justice issues. 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
- Wednesday, July 18: Confront Corruption part of a national event. Locally it will be held at Assembly Member Jared Huffman's San Rafael office, 999 Fifth Ave #290 8-10 pm. I wrote to the organizer re us singing but have not heard back
- Saturday, July 21: Zero Hour Bay Area March for Youth Rights 12:00 pm, ICE Headquarter, 630 Sansome Street, San Francisco. Youth all over the Bay Area will march to protect children & to act on climate change and end border cruelty. More info: thisiszerohour.org/the-march Click here for details and to RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/zero-hour-bay-area-march-for-youth-rights?source=email.
Friday, August 3, 6:30 pm. We will hold a Flash Mob to sing at either the Square of the Mill Valley Book Depot or across the street at Wells Fargo Bank
Wednesday, August 29, from 7 - 9pm at the Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley hosted by the Mill Valley Seniors for Peace and our Freedom Singers. Reed Fromer will lead the singing at this event.
- People's Climate March on Saturday September 8 in San Francisco. It is held the week before Governor Brown's Global Climate Summit in SF that will attract people from all over the world. The march expects to attract thousands of people. We will be trying to arrange to march with our Marin environmental and social justice partners so we can all sing together.
OUR NEXT MEETING
Thursday, July 12th meeting at 6:30 - 8pm- 147 Elm, Mill Valley. We will hold a brief meeting & then practice songs.
WATCH US PERFORM
Click on the events listed below to go to the links
11/18/17 Mill Valley Community Action Network's Anniversary event Video by Fabrice Florin
7/26/17 Reed Fromer leading us in Song at the Redwoods Retirement Community Video by Fabrice Florin
1/14/18 Democracy Cafe event 360° video created by Gary Yost. To look all around, swipe the video while it plays
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