Pamela Means presents The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
*Masks optional. Beverages will be served.
Part-performance and part-presentation, this family-friendly public event explores the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and effects continue to transform through time and space, and how they have inspired--and continue to inspire--movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice.
In addition, Pamela also shares her own experiences with becoming an artist and using her voice. A curated rotating assortment of original songs and select, recognizable covers are integrated into the presentation as a powerful demonstration of how grounding, unifying, and mobilizing protest songs can be.
This program is supported in part by a grant from Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.