Rob Tobias and Friends plus many special guests including Jeremy Wegner, Nancy Evergreen, Natty O, Darline Jackson, Ralph Novak and Chico Schwall invite you to WE SHALL OVERCOME: Celebrating the courage of the Civil Rights Movement a Pete Seeger tribute, Civil Rights songs and more… A benefit to help Rabbi Hanan Sills travel to the JUSTICE, JUSTICE 1964 event in Florida.*
This event will honor the role that the St. Augustine civil rights demonstrations played in passing the 1964 Public Accommodations Civil Rights Act. On June 18, 1964 the largest known arrest of Rabbis in the history of the United States took place in St. Augustine and Rabbi Hanan Sills was one of them. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also jailed in St. Augustine, had contacted Rabbi Israel Dresner to urge other rabbis to participate in civil rights demonstrations protesting segregated conditions in the nation's oldest city. This coming June 18 a 50 year anniversary celebration will be held in St. Augustine.
WE SHALL OVERCOME
Celebrating the courage of the Civil Rights Movement
Pete Seeger tribute, Civil Rights songs and more…
A benefit to help Rabbi Hanan Sills travel to the
JUSTICE, JUSTICE 1964 event in Florida.
Temple Beth Israel
1175 E 29th Ave, Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 17, 7:30pm
All ages welcome
Suggested donation $10 to $100 (tax deductible)
Donations can be made out to:
Ad Olam, PO Box 10651, Eugene, OR 97440
We are coming together to celebrate the breakthroughs that have happened and those that are yet to come regarding Civil Rights. In recognition of what happened in 1964 and what is happening today we sing the songs of the Civil Rights movement and of those who have contributed to the cause of justice. We will honor the late great, Pete Seeger, who would have been 95 on May 3 and who leaves behind a wonderful legacy of songs and activism. We also honor Rabbi Hanan Sills, his service to our community, and the courage he showed in 1964, by going to jail with 15 other Rabbis in solidarity with the African-American community and the search for justice. And we honor those who still struggle for a just and equal society today.
It's a rich legacy, and worthy of major recognition, hoopla, song, joy and celebration! This benefit will bring together a collective of vocalists and musicians, and a spirit of "sing -a-long" that was an integral part of the era we are revisiting. While there are strides we have yet to take regarding equality in the world, we have come a long way, and it strengthens our intentions when we celebrate our hard earned progress in clearing the way for mutual respect among all people.
* More about the June 'Justice Justice' 50th Anniversary event in Florida.....