Amy Goodman and Friends Celebrate Joe Hill

Friday 20 November, 2015
7 - 9pm, $0/Rsvp

New School, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, Tishman Auditorium

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"Joe Hill’s influence is everywhere. Without Joe Hill, there’s no Woody Guthrie, no Dylan, no Springsteen, no Clash, no Public Enemy, no Minor Threat, no System of a Down, no Rage Against the Machine.” –Tom Morello

Joe Hill was assassinated by a firing squad in the State of Utah a century ago, November 19, 1915. The readings and musical performances will bring to life the many aspects of Hill's story that connect to the struggles of today.

An immigrant who learned English as he worked a strong of jobs from New York to San Francisco, the conditions he and countless others faced compelled Hill into a life organizing workers with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Throughout his short life as a radical labor organizer, Hill insisted that art could help reach and unite oppressed and exploited workers.

In the spirit of Joe Hill on the centenary of his death, musicians will perform songs from Hill’s brilliant songbook and actors and writers will read from Hill’s moving letters and poetry. It's a night not to be missed.

The event will also serve as the launch of a new edition of The Letters of Joe Hill: 100th Anniversary Edition, edited by Philip S. Foner andAlexis Buss, with a foreword by Tom Morello.

Amy Goodman, Hari Kondabolu, Allison Moorer, Walter Mosley, Susan Pourfar, Jamie Kilstein, Deva Mahal, Stephan Said, Son of Nun, Brian Jones, Alexis Buss

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will lead a group of musicians and actors in a rousing evening of performance to honor the great labor radical and songwriter Joe Hill.

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