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Setlist for Nov 10 "Contemporary Protest Songs: Lifeblood of Movement Work" at FREC's Overcoming Racism Conference


If you're reading this, you might have attended the 2023 Overcoming Racism Conference session "Contemporary Protest Songs: Lifeblood of Movement Work" on Friday afternoon, November 10, 2023 at Metro State in St. Paul.

Here is the list of the songs we, Liz Digitale Anderson and Conie Borchardt of Good Trouble, led at the workshop.
  1. We’ve Seen the Future* (The Peace Poets)
  2. Neighbor, Neighbor, Can’t You See (Vermont Solidarity Singers, in The Poor People’s Campaign Songbook, pg 64)
  3. People gonna Rise Like the Water/The Voice of My Great Granddaughter (The Peace Poets)
  4. Trans Rights are Human Rights (Liz Digitale Anderson, with thanks to Bill Nye the Science Guy)
  5. Holding Song (Ian Carrick)
  6. Hand in Hand (Jayanthi Kyle) - first link is from Justice for Jamar Unity March and Rally; this link is to Bandcamp where you can purchase the song (preferably on Bandcamp Fridays :)
  7. Be with me, Yah (Koach Baruch Frazier)
  8. Over/Under (Lyndsey Scott)
  9. We get there together (Or never get there at all) (Josh Blaine)
  10. Are You/Personal cultural structural Change (Liz Digitale Anderson)
  11. My liberation is your liberation/Let’s Get Free!* (Peace Poets?)
 * We're looking for an online recording.  Let us know in the comments if you find one first!

We also promised to share a list of resources after the workshop. Here it is!

Article - "Why movements need to start singing again" from Waging Nonviolence

Song Sources
Local Land Back Organization Makoce Ikikcupi

Do you need a songleader for your movement work, for your workplace?  Email us at goodtrouble at pointsoflightmusic dot net to get a conversation going.  Also checkout the Ways to Sing with Us section of Liz's website.

Love in truth telling and new narratives,

Liz and Conie, i.e. Good Trouble

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