On Sunday, July 12, 2009, Joan Baez is performing in Stern Grove, San Francisco. As many of you know, Ms. Baez who has been a beacon of American civil rights movement has already expressed her solidarity with Iranian people's struggle for civil rights. Ms. Baez has performed the famous "We shall overcome", the iconic song of American civil rights in Farsi.
Since those of us who have been following the struggle of Iranian people for their freedom and justice in Iran are looking for venues to express our solidarity with Iranian people in Iran we would like to ask all of you to participate in this concert. Our presence on Sunday gives a voice to Iranians who have been killed, are currently in jails under the worst unimaginable tortures, and are currently continuing this struggle.
Since the color of green has been recognized internationally as the symbol of current struggles in Iran we would like to suggest to those who decide to participate to consider wearing greens and bring green balloons.
This concert is free and it is similar to a picnic, so bring food and blankets. While the concert starts at 2 pm we all need to be there as early as 9 am to designate an area for ourselves and find parking. For more information please visit the Stern Grove website.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you there.
Beh Omid Piroozi
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Joan Baez (Blame Sally)
Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Ave. & Sloat, San Francisco
For over fifty years, folk legend Joan Baez has been drawing social consciousness to the ills and joys of the human condition through her poignant lyrics and dominating vocals. Lending her voice to causes all over the world, Baez’s works have come to represent the possibilities for impact when talent collides with awareness.
The collaboration of four San Francisco area women, Blame Sally represents some of the best of the modern folk pop scene. Their potent poetry set to an eclectic mix of instrumentation is guaranteed to leave Grove goers wanting more.
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