History in Song/Song in American History: Expanding Freedom
Nancy Schimmel and Bonnie Lockhart
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 3:00pm
Malvina Reynolds Room - Room #324


This is a workshop for teachers, children, parents, history buffs and anyone who loves sharing important ideas with children through song. We'll sing about the many people and movements who have taken the ideal of freedom to heart, struggled to bring it into reality for more people, and have nurtured hope and courage through singing. We'll focus on songs for K-5, and include both historical songs from the movements and contemporary songs about them.

Bonnie Lockhart is a Northern California singer/songwriter who brings a love of diverse folk traditions to her forty-year practice of participatory, community-building music. She is a performer, composer, educator, recording artist, and activist who believes in the transformative power of music in the lives of both individuals and communities.

Nancy Schimmel is a California storyteller, songwriter and activist who has used songs and stories to teach about US and California history, diversity and environmental issues. Her parents were both activists, so her family stories are stories of struggle going back to the nineteen-teens.