Voices of a People's History of the United States, The New School for Public Engagement, and Seven Stories Press present a special evening of music and readings to celebrate the tenth-anniversary edition of Voices of a People's History of the United States and launch the third - and updated - edition of this acclaimed book by Howard Zinn (1922-2010) and Anthony Arnove.
Voices is the primary-source companion to Zinn's best-selling book A People's History of the United States. It features the words of visionaries, rebels, and dissenters who have changed the course of our history. Jon Stewart calls Voices "gut-wrenching," while Salon says it is "Compelling and indispensable."
Since 2004, the organization Voices of a People's History of the United States has presented performances around the country to tell the stories of these dramatic activists whose contributions are often overlooked while also developing teaching materials for schools from elementary to college level.
This special tenth anniversary event will include Voices editor Anthony Arnove, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, musician Deva Mahal, actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, actors Erin Cherry, Brian Jones, Elizabeth A. Davis, Christine Kirk, Kelly MacDonald, Viggo Mortensen, Adepero Oduye, Jessica Pimentel, Susan Pourfar, Peter Sarsgaard, poets Staceyann Chin, Kevin Coval, and Malcolm London, and Howard Zinn's son Jeff Zinn. Music by DJ Charlie Hustle.
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Editor of Voice of the People's History of the United States.
Elizabeth A. Davis
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jessica Pimentel is an American actress whose parents were immigrants from the Dominican Republic. She is a Latina of mixed heritage including Taino Native American. She is a graduate of the High School for the Performing Arts (a.k.a. "Fame") in New York City and the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, also in New York City, where she holds a degree in Theater Arts where she was awarded the Cleavon Little scholarship and was a member of the professional acting company. Most recently, she has gained popularity playing Maria Ruiz in the Netflix original series, "Orange is the New Black."
Actor and playwright
Mary R. Watson
Executive Dean of the Schools for Public Engagement at The New School.