NJ Peace Action

NJ Peace Action's 53rd Annual Soup Luncheon

Nov 20 2010 11:45 am
Nov 20 2010 4:00 pm

 

Reserve online now! (Just click on this link)

 
New Location: Bloomfield High School, 160 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Social Hour and Silent Auction – 11:45AM
Lunch                                      – 12:45PM
Event Ends at                              4:00PM

Silent Auction features theater tickets, jewelry, subscriptions and restaurant gift certificates.

 

Readings from Voices of a People’s History: a Tribute to Howard Zinn

Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, Voices of a People’s History of the United States focuses on the concept of democracy based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of history.  Based on a groundbreaking documentary film released in 2009, narrated by Howard Zinn, Voices of a People’s History is now being performed live across the country by groups like NJ Peace Action.

Based on Zinn’s bestselling books, A People's History of the United States, and Voices of a People's History, it illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today, reminding us that democracy is not a spectator sport and to never take liberty for granted.  A journey from the founding of this country to the civil rights movement and beyond, The People Speak celebrates democracy, bringing us together in a way that only Howard Zinn could. 

OUR MENU: A CREATIVE VARIETY OF DELICIOUS HOMEMADE SOUPS, FRESH BAKED BREAD, CHEESES, DESSERTS AND REFRESHMENTS

ON THE AGENDA: GREAT FOOD!  GOOD COMPANY!  WONDERFUL MUSIC!  SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE, BOOKS AND SPECIALTY ITEMS

Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, is the long-awaited primary-source companion to Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's History of the United States.

Voices of a People’s Historyseeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past — and present — we work to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice.

You will hear from Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Eugene Debs and others — as a dramatic presentation performed in Bloomfield High School's beautiful auditorium by these featured readers (and more community residents):

Larry Hamm (Chairperson, People's Organization for Progress*)
Anthony Johnson (Reporter, WABC Eyewitness News*)
Jose Santiago (News Director, WBAI*)
Maretta Short (President, New Jersey NOW*)
*Institutional affiliation listed for identification purposes only.

 

Garden State Parkway North:

Take Exit 148 - Bloomfield Avenue. Cross over Bloomfield Avenue to Franklin Street, which is the next light. Turn left on Franklin Street. Stay on Franklin Street to Broad Street. Continue on Broad Street for approximately two long blocks. Bloomfield High School is on the left side.

Garden State Parkway South:

Take Exit 149 - Bellevue Avenue. Come to the end of the ramp. Make a left on to JFK Drive. Make the first right on to Beech Street. Take Beech Street to the end, which will intersect with Broad Street. Make a right onto Broad Street. Continue on Broad Street approximately 1 block. Bloomfield High School is on the left side.

If you require assistance, or for any other information, please contact NJ Peace Action by phone at (973) 259-1126 or email at events@njpeaceaction.org

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