The Singing Revolution, Documentary Film and Discussion

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Location: Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA 93955
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About the Event: Song became the national voice and the weapon of choice between 1987 and 1991, when Estonians revolted against decades of oppressive Soviet occupation. The Singing Revolution is the story of how culture, citizenship, and a commitment to nonviolence sustained the tiny nation of Estonia and served as the bedrock for their struggle for independence. The Singing Revolution involved a series of spontaneous singing events and concerts, drawing hundreds of thousands to public rallies to sing patriotic songs banned by the Soviet government. The songs embodied the spirit, patience and determination of the Estonian people and served as the cultural catalyst that galvanized and united them as a nation.

This event is the part of MPJC’s “Power of Song” series.

Sponsored by: Monterey Peace and Justice Center

About MPJC: The Monterey Peace and Justice Center’s mission is to inspire and mobilize the people of Monterey County to cultivate peace, social justice, nonviolence, democracy, and environmental sustainability in our community and the world through education and advocacy.
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