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    Raising Voices Festival: A Celebration of Music, Art, and Protest

    This weekend, Revolutionary Spaces will present the Raising Voices Festival, a two-day celebration of music, art, and protest in Boston. The festival commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and celebrates the power of protest throughout history.

    On September 23rd and 24th, the Washington Street campus—from the Old State House to Old South Meeting House and beyond—will be activated with experiences for all ages. The festival will feature a range of performances and attractions from local and national artists, performers, and community partners.

    One of the highlights of the festival will be a performance by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir at 11:30AM Saturday morning at the Old South Meeting House. Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir are a radical performance community from New York City who use music and humor to protest consumerism, militarism, and other forms of oppression.

    In addition to Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, the Raising Voices Festival will feature a diverse lineup of other artists and activists, including:

    • A Besere Velt Yiddish Chorus of Boston Workers Circle
    • Amanda Shea
    • Atlas Soul
    • Basel Zayed
    • Charles Coe
    • Crystal Valentine
    • The Folk Collective
    • Good Trouble Brass Band with Boston Area Brigade of Activist Musicians (BABAM)
    • Jaimé Yawa Dzandu
    • Jean Appolon Expressions
    • Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums
    • Mortal Beasts & Deities
    • Naomi Westwater
    • Rara Bel Poze
    • Thea Hopkins
    • Veronica Robles

    The Raising Voices Festival is more than just a music festival. It is also a space for people to come together and learn about important social issues. The festival will feature a variety of workshops and panel discussions on topics such as climate change, mass incarceration, and immigrant rights.

    In addition to music performances, the Raising Voices Festival will also feature a variety of other activities, including:

    • Dance performances
    • Theatrical happenings
    • Poetry readings
    • A beer garden and food vendors
    • Street art activations
    • New England Revolution Soccer activities
    • A Raising Voices Festival Artist Village
    • A Revolutionary Street Art Activation
    • Food and Drink from Raising Glasses

    The Raising Voices Festival is a free event, and everyone is welcome. It is a great opportunity to experience some of the best music and art that Boston has to offer, and to learn more about important social issues.

    Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

    Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir are a unique and inspiring force in the world of activism. They use their music and humor to challenge the status quo and to advocate for a more just and sustainable world.

    Their performance at the Raising Voices Festival is sure to be a powerful and moving experience. It is a chance to hear their music live, to learn more about their work, and to join them in their fight for a better world.

    The Raising Voices Festival is a unique and exciting event that offers something for everyone. Whether you are a music lover, an art enthusiast, or an activist, you will find something to enjoy at the festival.

    The festival is also a great opportunity to learn about important social issues and to meet other people who are passionate about making a difference in the world.

    Activate Radio Statement of Solidarity with the UAW and Writers Guild of America

    Activate Radio stands in solidarity with the UAW and Writers Guild of America (WGA) in their fight for a fair and equitable contract. We believe that all workers deserve to be compensated fairly for their work, to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives, and to work in a safe and healthy environment.

    We are deeply inspired by the courage and determination of the UAW and WGA members who are striking to achieve these goals. They are fighting for the future of their industries, and for the rights of all workers.

    The UAW and WGA strikes remind us that even in the most prosperous industries, workers are often exploited and undervalued. The UAW members are fighting for fair wages, benefits, and working conditions, while the WGA members are fighting for fair compensation for their work and a greater say in the creative process.

    We know that striking is not an easy decision, but it is sometimes the only way to achieve meaningful change. We stand with the UAW and WGA members on the picket line, and we will continue to support them until they achieve their victory.

    We are particularly concerned about the impact of the strike on writers of color and other marginalized groups. These writers are often underpaid and underrepresented in the media industry. The WGA strike is an opportunity to address these inequities and create a more just and equitable industry for all writers.

    We urge the studios to come to the table and negotiate a contract that is fair to all workers. The UAW and WGA members are essential to the success of their industries, and they deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

    Call to action

    We encourage our listeners to show their support for the UAW and WGA members by:

    • Signing the UAW and WGA strike petitions
    • Donating to the UAW and WGA Strike Funds
    • Learning more about the strikes by visiting the UAW and WGA websites
    • Boycotting the products and services of companies that are not willing to negotiate fair contracts with their workers

    Together, we can make a difference and help the UAW and WGA members achieve their goals.

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