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Tom Neilson Concert: Music for Social Change
October 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$15
Tom Neilson, Ed.D. combines art with activism. He has received over two dozen awards, to include two song of the year awards from Independent Musicians. In 2017, he received the Arab American Women Association Award for Education About Palestine Through Performance Art. In 2015 he was nominated for the United Nations Nelson Mandela Award for Lifetime Achievement in Peace and Justice. Says Michael Stock of WLRN, Miami, FL, “Tom does a great job of reminding people of what is really important, and the power of folk music to say it.” Tom’s wife, Lynn Waldron, will join him in performance. Her activist work includes working with the Sugar Shack Alliance to prevent new fossil fuel infrastructure in New England. She joins Tom as actress and singer in the Jobs With Justice annual “Voices of Labor History” production to celebrate and honor May Day. She also sings in a hospice choir where small groups sing at bedside for the critically ill and dying. They live in Greenfield, MA.
Tom and Lynn Waldron are putting on a concert for Massachusetts Peace Action. Learn more about Tom and hear some of his music on his website.
“I hope you can attend their concert. Their home is in Western Mass and they are the musicians I turn to when we need great music and powerful social justice stories to lift our hearts and keep us going. They travel far and wide so this is a rare chance to see them in person in Cambridge.” – Amherst climate organizer Susan Theberge
Tickets are $15 a person. Make checks payable to MAPA Ed Fund and mail to 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138 or reserve seats online with Brown Paper Tickets.