[act-ma] 3/17 Concert/Discussion: Echoes of Silence
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
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: RSVP 617-523-0555,
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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