[act-ma] 1/25-27 People's Music Winter Gathering 2008

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Jan 20 09:00:17 PST 2008

  *People's Music Winter Gathering 2008*

  *January 25-27*

  *Boston and Brookline, Massachsetts*

/"Generations of Change!" /

The People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom And Struggle, Inc (PMN) 
invite you, your family, and friends to the 2008 Winter Gathering.

*What is PMN?*
PMN is a national network of people who use music, dance, storytelling, 
and poetry to promote progressive ideas and transform ourselves and our 
communities through music to bring about a better world.

*Some highlights of the weekend:*
Jamming, networking, impromptu music, sales tables for tapes, CDs, 
songbooks, crafts, instruments. All meals provided from Saturday morning 
breakfast 8:00-9:30 AM through Sunday lunch 12:15-1:30 PM.
Families welcome: Childcare available Saturday and Sunday (except during 
mealtimes and round robin.)

-*Friday 8:00 PM:* Winter Gathering Concert at Massachusetts College of 
Art, Tower Auditorium. Admission is included with weekend registration 
and is open to the public. Simple food is available before the show in 
the PMN Hospitality room for those registered for the weekend.

*-Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM: *Opening, workshops and song swaps on 
peace, political issues, organizing, performing skills and other topics, 
community meeting.

*-Saturday 2 PM: *Plenary on Youth and Community Organizing Against 
Violence by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.

*-Saturday 7 PM - midnight:* Round Robin, An open mic where all 
attending the gathering are invited to share their song (or poem). 
Newcomers and kids are especially welcome to share songs, poetry and 
humor, and special slots are allocated for Energizers. Sing Alongs and 
group performances encouraged.

*-Sunday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM:* Songs of the Spirit, more workshops, Closing

*Times and Locations*

Concert Friday January 25 8:00pm

Tower Auditorium
Mass. College of Art
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Gathering Saturday and Sunday January 26-27

The Edward Devotion School
345 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Both sites are fully wheelchair Accessible.

*Work Shifts*
All those who come to the PMN weekend are asked to do two one hour work 
shifts to keep our costs down and because we need your help. When you 
arrive, you can sign up for childcare, setup, cleanup, etc.

*What to Bring*
· Musical instruments, songs, tapes, CDs to distribute.
· A sleeping bag for home hospitality.

*What NOT to Bring*
· Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or pets! (Seeing-eye dogs are 
most welcome.)

*PMN Dues*
Registration is open to all members of PMN. Become a member today for a 
sliding scale of $15 to $60 for adults. Children of adult members join 
for free. No one is turned away from the Gathering for lack of funds. If 
you can, we ask that you pay at least $40 for adults and $25 for 
children to cover food costs for the weekend.

*PMN Sales Table*
A table will be available for PMN members selling/displaying tapes, song 
books, and CDs. Those selling items at the table are required to help at 
the sales table in addition to other work shifts.

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