New York, NYDecember 7, 2014
Peter Sarsgaard, Kelly MacDonald, and other performances bring Voices to life
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Voices of a People’s History of the United States, The New School for Public Engagement, and Seven Stories Press present a special evening of music and readings to celebrate the tenth-anniversary edition of Voices of a People’s History of the United States and launch the third — and updated — edition of this acclaimed book by Howard Zinn (1922-2010) and Anthony Arnove. Voices is the primary-source companion to Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States.
It features the words of visionaries, rebels, and dissenters who have changed the course of our history. Jon Stewart calls Voices “gut-wrenching,” while Salon says it is “Compelling and indispensable.” Since 2004, the organization Voices of a People’s History of the United States has presented performances around the country to tell the stories of these dramatic activists whose contributions are often overlooked while also developing teaching materials for schools from elementary to college level.
This special tenth anniversary event will include Voices editor Anthony Arnove, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, musician Deva Mahal, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, actors Erin Cherry, Brian Jones, Elizabeth A. Davis, Christine Kirk, Kelly MacDonald, Viggo Mortensen, Adepero Oduye, Jessica Pimentel, Susan Pourfar, Peter Sarsgaard, poets Staceyann Chin, Kevin Coval, and Malcolm London, and Howard Zinn’s son Jeff Zinn. Music by DJ Charlie Hustle.