The folks at Voices Breaking Boundaries, Houston's mecca of social activism and progressive thought through art, have to be pretty impressed with the recent local pro-immigration marches. But they're hardly content. Today, they present "Words for Peace 4: Voices of a People's History," which showcases words of peaceful protest. The event features Houston artists and activists reading from Voices of a People's History of the United States, an anthology of protest essays and speeches edited by counterculture historian Howard Zinn and activist-writer Anthony Arnove. Today, Zinn will deliver a live introduction via phone, and Arnove will speak.
But we can't wait to see City Councilmember Ada Edwards read from Sojourner Truth's 1851 speech "Ain't I a Woman?" There will also be live music from Free Radicals, open-mike poetry led by Equality, capoeira dancing from Grupo de N'Golo, graffiti art by Hyroglifix Koncepts and more. Check out this progressive party at 7 p.m.
Sun., May 7