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Faith Petric, Activist/Folksinger/SF Icon, Dies at 98
Singout wrote: Through her life, Faith was many things: a mother, a wife, a shipfitter, a Wobbly and a peace striker. She worked in the San Joaquin Valley with with the Farm Security Administration helping migrant workers, marched with the Civil Rights movement in Selma, visited Russia as part of a peace delegation, floated down the Amazon, and solo-backpacked around the Europe. She performed throughout the U.S. at folk clubs and festivals, has been the life of British pub gatherings, and was godmother to several generations of musicians that passed through the San Francisco Folk Music Club. Part 2 of this story is at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/31/18745713.php
In addition to her many club venues and life long commitment to social justice causes, Faith Petric sang with the Raging Grannies in her late eighties and into her nineties.
She is seen at a demo in 2006 in the top photo here in a Raging Granny t-shirt singing with the Grannies at a demonstration of support for Lt. Ehren Watada. Watada was the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse orders in the Iraq War.
She also played guitar and sang as a Granny at the Green Festival, BACORR reproductive rights events, and on the big stage in SF City Hall Plaza at an ANSWER sponsored anti-war demo. Bill Carpenter, indybay collective member, documented these and many other events.
Faith in plaid jacket, second from left
Faith forgot her hat!
PHOTO Justin Miel. Copyright restrictions apply