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Howard Zinn in Voices of a People's History of the United States
Date Thursday February 26
Time 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Mission High School Auditorium, 3750 18th Street, San Francisco CA 94114
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorBrenda Coughlin
Please join

HOWARD ZINN and ANTHONY ARNOVE

for a special, one-night-only performance of

VOICES OF A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.peopleshistory.us

with a cast of readers and musicians including

BENJAMIN BRATT
JOSH BROLIN
DIANE LANE
STAIRWELL SISTERS
CLARENCE THOMAS of the ILWU
KERRY WASHINGTON
ROBIN WRIGHT PENN


Thursday, February 26, 2009
7 PM

Mission High School Auditorium
3750 18th Street
San Francisco CA 94114


CO-PRODUCERS
Haymarket Books
http://www.haymarketbooks.org

Voices of a People's History of the United States
http://www.peopleshistory.us


ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Performances of Voices of a People’s History bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight hour work day, and advancing women's rights and gay liberation.

By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters and visionaries from our past--and present--VOICES seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.

This upcoming performance of VOICES in San Francisco will be one of more than 60 such performances in 17 different states held since 2003.

Students and teachers, Oscar winners and activists, have organized and performed VOICES in classrooms and theaters, at conferences and music halls--most recently at the Sundance Film Festival 2009 with Josh Brolin, Benjamin Bratt, Woody Harrelson, Wyclef Jean, Q'orianka Kilcher, Melissa Leo, Robert Redford, and Marisa Tomei.

Visit http://www.peopleshistory.us/watch for recent video clips.

In 2009, THE PEOPLE SPEAK, a documentary film inspired by VOICES and by Howard Zinn's groundbreaking books, A People's History of the United States, and with Anthony Arnove, Voices of a People's History of the United States, will air on national television and screen at film festivals and select theaters.

To see a preview of the film, visit: http://www.thepeoplespeak.com


MEDIA CO-SPONSORS
KALW 97.1 FM Local Public Radio
http://www.kalw.org

KPFA 94.1 FM Pacifica Radio
http://www.kpfa.org

San Francisco Bay Guardian
http://www.sfbg.com


HOSPITALITY SPONSOR
Hotel Palomar San Francisco
http://www.hotelpalomar-sf.com


TICKETING
General Admission $20.00.

To buy tickets online (major credit cards, PayPal), visit:
http://www.peopleshistory.us

A limited number of Student Discount Tickets will be available for $10.00 with valid student ID. These tickets must be purchased in person at the office of Haymarket Books, 110 Capp Street, between 16th and 17th Streets, during the following times only: Monday 6-8pm, Wednesday 4-8pm, and Friday 6-8pm.

Premium reserved seating and the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to the event co-sponsors is also available online, at a variety of levels, including $100, $250, $500, and $1,000.

This generous additional support will help Voices of a People's History to organize performances in more communities and schools across the country and allow Haymarket Books to continue their work as an independent book publisher and distributor and to donate educational books by Howard Zinn and other authors to the students and staff of Mission High School.

Donations at the $250 level and above will also receive a signed copy of the book Voices of a People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.


To buy tickets in person in the Bay Area, please visit these fine independent bookstores:
City Lights Books
http://www.citylights.com/
261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway

The Green Arcade
http://www.thegreenarcade.com/
1680 Market Street at Gough

Modern Times
http://www.mtbs.com/
888 Valencia Street

Moe's Books
http://www.moesbooks.com/
2476 Telegraph Avenue


CONTACT
http://www.peopleshistory.us/about/contact-us


RESOURCES
Haymarket Books
http://www.haymarketbooks.org

Howard Zinn
http://www.howardzinn.org

Mission High School
http://www.missionhs.org

Stairwell Sisters
http://www.stairwellsisters.com

The People Speak
http://www.thepeoplespeak.com

Voices of a People's History
http://www.peopleshistory.us

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