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City Parks Foundation's SummerStage presents Voices of a People's History

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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SummerStage is excited to collaborate with VOICES, a non-profit arts, education and social justice organization 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 for social justice in the United States, 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.

Join us on August 28, the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington, at this special event in Central Park featuring live readings and music in a celebration of resistance and radical struggle. 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.

  • Rosanne Cash (Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter)
  • Marisa Tomei (Academy Award-winning actor)
  • Uzo Aduba (actor, Orange is the New Black)
  • Staceyann Chin (spoken word poet & performance artist)
  • Laura Gomez (actor, Orange is the New Black)
  • Celisse Henderson (singer, songwriter)
  • Viggo Mortensen (poet, actor The Lord of the Rings)
  • Michael Ealy (actor, Barbershop)
  • Morgan Spector (actor, Chuck)
  • Rebecca Hall (actor, Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
  • John Leventhal (Grammy Award-winning musician)
  • Hong Chau (actor, Downsizing)
  • Valerie June (singer, songwriter)
  • & more to be announced

Voices performance at SummerStage in Central Park will include ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing.


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City Parks Foundation

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(212) 360-1399

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