“BU Speaks” Raises Funds for the Zinn Education Project June 22, 2013

bu_speaks_hztributeBoston University’s Anti-War Coalition memorialized Howard Zinn’s legacy on April 2, 2013 with a student production of “BU Speaks: A Tribute to Howard Zinn,” based on The People Speak. All proceeds were donated to the Zinn Education Project, raising a total of $500.

This production marked the second tribute to Howard Zinn and the voices and speeches of everyday people purely organized by students to inspire political engagement throughout BU’s campus.

“Howard Zinn was a professor here, but in addition, he was a huge activist 
and a huge inspiration to many of the students. He inspired them to protest against South African apartheid, to really just not be a cog in the machine, to really stand up and resist,” Kristen Martin, the director of the Anti-War Coalition, explained.
 “Many of us who’ve read his books and read about his presence here on
 campus also want to push forward that spirit of resistance that he
 embodied.”

We thank Boston University’s Anti-War Coalition for their generosity, and all the organizers and performers who contributed to this production.

Portions of this post were taken from  The Daily Free Press and Uncommon Discussions by Katie Spence.

Photos

Thanks to Katie Spence of Boston University for allowing us to use these photos.

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Members of the Boston University Anti-War Coalition warm up backstage. Photo by Katie Spence.

Boston University Anti-War Coalition member David Fontana (left) prepares backstage while Brian Kwoba recites Malcom X’s “Message to the Grassroots”. Photo by Katie Spence.

Boston University Anti-War Coalition member David Fontana (left) prepares backstage while Brian Kwoba recites Malcom X’s “Message to the Grassroots.” Photo by Katie Spence.

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Stephanie Mann (right) and David Fontana backstage before the performance.
Photo by Katie Spence.

Members of the Boston University Anti-War Coalition Gunita Singh (right) and David Fontana reenact the trial of Susan B. Anthony. Photo by Katie Spence.

Gunita Singh (right) and David Fontana reenact the trial of Susan B. Anthony. Photo by Katie Spence.

Members of the Boston University Anti-War Coalition celebrate backstage after completing their performance. Photo by Katie Spence.

Members of the Boston University Anti-War Coalition celebrate backstage after completing their performance. Photo by Katie Spence.

 

More about the Event
  • Read more about the event at The Daily Free Press.
  • Watch the event news video produced by The Daily Free Press.

  • Watch a video of the “BU Speaks: A Tribute to Howard Zinn”

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