[COMM-ORG] Honoring Guy Carawan

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Thu Oct 14 09:58:31 CDT 2010

  From: Peter Dreier <dreier at oxy.edu>

Friends and Colleagues:

I just posted “Honoring Guy Carawan” on Huffington Post as a tribute to 
the legendary singer, folklorist, and activist whose arrangement of "We 
Shall Overcome" became the anthem of the American civil rights movement. 

If you live in the Los Angeles area, Guy’s friends and fans will 
celebrate Carawan at a "Singing for Justice" concert on Saturday, 
October 23, 2:30-5 pm, at the home and garden of Jan Goodman & Jerry 
Manpearl, 939 San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica, CA (NW corner of Larkin). 
Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, go to this website: 

Proceeds will go to the Highlander Center, the remarkable training 
center in Tennessee for grassroots activists, including Rev. Martin 
Luther King and Rosa Park. Guy has served as Highlander’s music director 
for over 50 years.

You can learn more about the event, the Highlander Center, and Guy’s 
fascinating life, in my article.



Peter Dreier

E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics

Chair, Urban & Environmental Policy Program

Occidental College

1600 Campus Road

Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2913

Website: http://employees.oxy.edu/dreier

"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who in time of crisis 
remain neutral" - Dante

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