Voices of a People's History
Voices of a People's History

SNEAK PEAK: HOWARD ZINN’S THE PEOPLE SPEAK AT DNC IN DENVER, AUGUST 27, 2008

Featuring Ben Afleck, Josh Brolin, Michael Ealy, Kerry Washington, and other special guests

New York, NY
August 20, 2008

“The People Speak,” the forthcoming documentary film from historian Howard Zinn and producer Chris Moore, comes to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, as part of the SeaChange IdeasForum (http://www.seachangecom.com) at the Starz Green Room (http://www.starzgreenroom.com).

The event will open with a panel discussion on “The History of Progressive America, which will include clips from the documentary film “The People Speak,” followed by a live performance of readings drawn from the film, by actors and musicians Ben Affleck, Josh Brolin, Michael Ealy, Kerry Washington, and other special guests.

Both events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Request tickets at: http://www.seachangecom.com

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
“The History of Progressive America”: Panel Discussion

We will take a sneak peek at segments of Producer Chris Moore’s film “The People Speak,” based on American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” a seminal account of the history of the United States through the eyes of those rarely heard in mainstream histories. The book turned traditional textbook history on its head, infusing the often-submerged voices of blacks, women, American Indians, war resisters, and poor laborers of all nationalities. A discussion of the film, in the context of the history of progressive America, will be followed by performances by several actors and musicians who participated in the film.

Panelists:

CHRIS MOORE (Producer, “Good Will Hunting,” “Project Green Light,” “American Pie”)

SHEPARD FAIREY (Urban street artist)

MIKE LUX (Former Special Assistant to President Clinton for Public Liaison; President, American Family Voices; Co-Founder and CEO, Progressive Strategies)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
“The History of Progressive America”: Performances

Live performances from Producer Chris Moore’s film “The People Speak,” based on American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” a seminal account of the history of the United States through the eyes of those rarely heard in mainstream histories. Performances from actors and musicians including:

BEN AFFLECK
JILL SOBULE
JOSH BROLIN
MICHAEL EALY
KERRY WASHINGTON

Other special guests to be announced

Location: Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
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MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.howardzinn.org

http://www.peopleshistory.us

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