Voices of A People's History
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021
featuring Staceyann Chin, Rachel Dratch, Michael Ealy, Laura Gomez, Celisse Henderson, Viggo Mortensen and more.
We are excited to collaborate with VOICES, a non-profit arts, education and social justice organization originally founded by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, who together edited the book Voices of a People's History of the United States, which brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery, protesting war, creating unions, advancing women's rights and LGBTQ liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day. Five SummerStage VOICES programs will feature contemporary artists and authors who will use events, music and words from our nation's history as inspiration for new discussions. The series will culminate in Central Park on August 28 with live readings, dialogue, and celebration with very special guests. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—SummerStage and VOICES seek to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.