People’s History event 2.0

Juan Carlos Gil

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An Art gallery with portraits of Bob Marley and Albert Einstein welcomed guests to BEAT’s second presentation of “Voices of a People’s History” at the Saville Theater on Nov. 17.

City’s BEAT club came together for a second time this semester to recite historical speeches from Martin Luther King J.R., Frederick Douglass, Abbie Hoffman, Ani De Franco, Marry Harris Jones and Mario Savio.

The speeches brought slavery, war, children labor, government, homosexuality, power of media and human rights topics back to light for the audience.

“I think the show was so cool; I will tell more people about this” said audience member Carlos Velasquez.

Their first showing of “Voices of a People’s History” was on Sept. 24; however it was held during school hours and this time it was held at 7 p.m..

BEAT also had an array of multimedia presentations; a slide show of the Vietnam War with images of anti-war protestors carrying peace signs was displayed while “The Ballad of Penny Evans” by Steve Goodman played as a background.

“I feel lucky to do something for the forum; It’s great to share such a powerful speech with the people” BEAT member Danielle Coulter exclaimed.

The presentation concluded with an original rap song titled “Political Epiphany” performed by Dustin Correia followed by a discussion between the audience and BEAT club members.

At the end of the showing,BEAT’s advisor Larissa Dorman thanked students who participated for their hard work and encouraged guests to attend other events that the club will be holding in the future.

More information about upcoming events can be obtained at facebook.com/CityBEATClub or by email at thecitybeatclub@gmail.com.

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