[act-ma] 3/17 Concert/Discussion: Echoes of Silence

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Thu Mar 11 10:07:42 PST 2010

CCI Antiracism Lunch Series:  Discussion/Concert
Echoes of Silence: One People, One Planet

With Eco-minstrel and Activist
Paul Baker Hernandez

Paul comes to us from Nicaragua where he has founded Echoes of  
Silence, a network of "artists with broken nails" who support  
community health, education, ecological and cultural projects, and  
with whom he continues to write irreverent songs about cell phones,  
dictators, Starbucks, and more.

Join us as Paul shares songs in English and Spanish, stories and  
conversation  about environmental, racial and economic justice.

Once a hermit monk, isolated in the snows of Scotland, PAUL BAKER  
HERNANDEZ now lives in a Managua shanty town. During his  
extraordinary life journey he has led an invasion of Queen  
Elizabeth's private castle to protest nuclear weapons, sung "We Shall  
Overcome" for 300,000 people as justice and peace warm-up act for  
Pope John Paul II, joined Joan Jara and Inti Illimani in events  
reclaiming the stadiums used by Pinochet as torture/extermination  
camps in Chiles, and fought alongside Salvadoran exiles attacked by  
death squads - in Los Angles.

His only weapon was and remains the unique "green guitar he secretly  
cobbled together from an old drawer, a broken table leg and a retired  
toilet seat while his fellow monks were at prayer. He weaves Flamenco  
guitar, Gregorian chant, protest and Latin American song together  
moving people to build peace through justice.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
noon - 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston, MA 02108

Please join Community Change Staff and friends for inspiring music  
and conversation.. Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be  
provided. $5 contribution requested.

All proceeds to benefit Echoes of Silence

pmarcus at communitychangeinc.org

  Community Change, Inc. was born out of the Civil Rights Movement  
and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as "a  
white problem." Since 1968, CCI has done what few organizations are  
willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white  
culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source, as  
well as with its impact on communities of color.
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