[act-ma] Tonight @ 7! Art & Social Change Live - David Rovics, Melanie Hsu... + Tuesday: The Post Capitalism Conference

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Join Girls Rock Philly's Melanie Hsu, David Rovics, Matt Sedillo, & Raymond
Nat Turner! Performances &  conversation about our struggles.

Join acclaimed multimedia artist Melanie Hsu, people's poets Raymond Nat
Turner and Matt Sedillo, and revolutionary troubadour David Rovics for 90+
minutes of performances and conversation about art and the struggle for
social change: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Scroll down to see a
preview of next Tuesday's show - David Cobb and Nicola Walters on "The
Post-Capitalism Conference: Building the Solidarity Economy."
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art & the struggle for social change
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021 - 7:00 P.M. (EDT)

Live performances and discussions with socially engaged artists from across
the country, including radical poets Matt Sedillo and Raymond ‘Nat’ Turner,
Philadelphia-based musician Melanie Hsu, and progressive folk
singer-songwriter David Rovics. Co-hosted with Tim Sheard (of Hard Ball
Press) and Linda Liu, this show will provide a chance to engage both the
artists’ creative practice and the theories and experiences that inform
them. How can art help to change the world?

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5999353012
to join the live conversation)
FB link: https://www.facebook.com/events/481016033029417
to view the show)

Online archive: http://ShelterAndSolidarity.org
scroll down for the artist profiles
"Firebird" - Music by Mel Hsu, Animation by Kate Ten Eyck

artist profiles

Raymond Nat Turner Raymond Nat Turner is *Black Agenda Report*
poet in residence and is an accomplished performing artist. You can find
much more of his work at www.UpsurgeJazz.com

Matt Sedillo Matt Sedillo has been described as the "best political poet in
America" as well as "the poet laureate of the struggle" by academics,
poets, and journalists alike. He has appeared on CSPAN and has been
featured in the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Among many
venues where Matt has spoken is the Casa de las Americas in Havana,
Cuba.  He is the current literary director of the dA Center for the Arts
and author of *Mowing Leaves of Grass* (Flowersong Press). His poetry has
been described as " pure revolutionary adrenaline..." www.MattSedillo.com
Melanie Hsu Mel Hsu is a sonic painter of impossible worlds. As a
multi-instrumentalist, Mel ventures from her classical roots into
collaborations with dancers, filmmakers, rappers, poets and visual artists.
When not in a pandemic, Mel’s restless spirit finds adventure along the
East Coast and internationally as musical support for various ensembles and
projects. Mel is an educator and Co-Director at Girls Rock Philly, where
she works to amplify the voices of girls, trans and gender-expansive youth
through the radical process of unapologetic sound-making. www.melaniehsu.com
David Rovics David Rovics is an acclaimed indie singer/songwriter and
commentator. His music concerns the full spectrum of causes shared by the
broad left. www.DavidRovics.com

*Join us on Tuesday, April 20th, at 7:00 EDT, for a conversation with David
Cobb (Cooperation Humboldt, Green Ecosocialist Network, 2004 Green Party
presidential candidate, leader of vote recounts in Ohio, Wisconsin and
elsewhere) and Nicola Walters (Political Science, Humboldt State
University) on how we can build across left strategies and projects to
expand the solidarity economy, recompose the working class, and challenge
capitalism. Click here for the Facebook event
Click here for the Zoom link
(valid from 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 4/20). To register for the conference
itself - visit postCAPconf
It starts on Earth Day, 4/22/2021.*

* Shelter & Solidarity is a collaborative co-sponsored by encuentro5, Hard
Ball Press, Socialism and Democracy, the Liberty Tree Foundation, and the
Community Church of Boston.*
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