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. We sing songs that people can sing along with us.
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
Friday, June 28, from 4-5pm Sing with the Seniors for Peace at the Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley (the corner of Camino Alto & Miller).
Friday, July 12 from 7 – 9:30 pm Lights for Liberty, Novato City Hall 901 Sherman Avenue. We will sing at this event. Join with others throughout the nation to take part in Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. The gathering will begin at 7 pm. The event will culminate in a candlelight vigil at 9 pm. Sign up HERE Learn more about the rallies nationwide HERE
Tuesday, July 16 from 12:30 - 1:30 at the Marin County Civic Center. The rally is in support of the Golden Gate Village Resident Council's Plan for revitalization of Golden Gate Village. This plan is a way to realize the Green New Deal in Marin. Attached is a flier about the issue.
Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 pm Meeting/Practice at the home of Jacki and Dave Fromer, 147 Elm in Mill Valley or the Southern Marin Water Treatment Plant, 450 Sycamore.
Sunday, August 18 at 7:30 pm THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW returns for one night only! Solo performance stars Brian Copeland and Charlie Varon join forces to present new monologues on the life in the Age of Trump. An evening of laughing and thinking, covering topics including how to deal with a family member who’s all in for the Donald when you’re not, trying to turn red congressional seats blue, #MeToo and more. If you like Trump, you’ll hate this show! Enjoy the Freedom Singers before the show. Sunday, August 18, 2019 at The Marin Center. Tickets $45. www.charlievaron.com
Sunday September 8, Resilient Neighborhoods event, ?? Kol Shofar Congregation, 215 Blackfield Dr, Tiburon (time & place tbd)
Wednesday September 11 from 7 -9pm 3rd Annual Sing-Along for Peace with the Seniors for Peace at the Redwoods Retirement Community, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Once more Reed Former will be the feature of the evening! We hope many of you will be to join us for this fun event.
OUR NEXT MEETINGS
Thursday, June 20at 6:30 pm at the home of Jacki and Dave Fromer in Mill Valley
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
9/15/18 Freedom Singers perform at Environmental Conference attended by 700 people called "Getting to Paris Without Stopping In Washington" Listen to us sing This Little Light of Mine and Soon and Very Soon (filmed by Fabrice Florin)
12/9/18 Freedom Singers perform at Resilient Neighborhoods and Sustainable San Rafael holiday party. (the 5 videos below were filmed by Fabrice Florin.)
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