Explore the history and meaning of protest songs from the past and the present. Each week we will listen to at least one song from a previous decade and one from today followed by a lively discussion. 6 PM – 7:30 PM (Mountain Time, North America). More information below.
Registration is free! We will send you a Zoom link after you register. Register here: https://words_music_philosophy.eventbrite.com
We’ll start on October 5 with “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday, Backlash Blues by Nina Simone, and “This Land” by Gary Clark, Jr. We’ll take your suggestions after that and post the songs each week.
Song Content Warning: Disturbing Imagery, Strong Language including the N-Word
Links to songs:
Strange Fruit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Web007rzSOI
Backlash Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0W7K8tYK-Y
This Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KgNaRQ_J-c
Participation encouraged, but not required! Grey Havens is LGBTQ+ friendly, and we encourage a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and ideas in our discussions.
Grey Havens Philosophy is a Philosophy for Children and Communities (P4C) nonprofit based in Longmont, Colorado. For more information find us at greyhavensgroup.org