See the montage here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hGGf7G9W_s
In December, Occupella led a song circle after a movie at the Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship “Conscientious Projector” series. "The Singing Revolution" was a documentary, showing 300,000 Estonians singing their national anthem together and bringing about social change. This inspired me to think that we could have a national sing of our own. I envisioned groups throughout the country performing “This Land Is Your Land” on Earth Day (April 22, 2012), in the key of D (for consistency), and in synch with each other (noon PST, 1 MST, 2 CST and 3 p.m. EST). Existing Earth Day events and Occupy Earth Day events could incorporate 10 minutes into their program at the designated time to participate, or events could be organized for that time and day. People could add contemporary verses if they so choose.
We constructed a montage of the videotaped events of various;groups performing (as “Singing For Change” did with “Stand By Me”). There is nothing more unifying and empowering than the spirit of people singing together. We had about 200 singing at SF Earth Day- Country Joe MacDonald, Occupella, Freedom Song Network, Rockin' Solidarity Labor Chorus, La Pena Chorus, Jello Biafra, Liliana Herrera, and the ReSisters all sang verses. Stacy Samuels (Banjo Man) kicked off an intro at the same time as Ron Dressler in NYC. Will Scarlett had a harmonica solo in the middle. It was a blast!!! Thanks to all of you who participated. Love, Hali
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