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We Who Believe in Freedom

This voice action counteracted technology apnea through re-enlivening the voice and breath to coalesce individuals in an otherwise divisive time. The duration of the action was approximately 1 hour. Three singers joined the action. Participants were encouraged to discuss the experience at a coffee shop over hot drinks.

View the video to hear the song excerpt.

SCHEDULE: Saturday, February 11th, 2017

3:45 – 4:00 P.M.

meet at the Santa Cruz Metro Center

4:00 – 4:15 P.M.

sing Ella’s Song while walking Pacific Avenue

4:15 – 4:35 P.M.

discuss the experience over hot coffee bar drinks, artist’s treat

LYRICS from Ella’s Song

Lyrics and music by Bernice Johnson Reagon

We who believe in freedom cannot rest

We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes

QUESTIONS

Rachel Smith

rsmith7@ucsc.edu

REFERENCE

Ella’s Song, performance by Sweet Honey and the Rock

Are You Breathing? Do You Have Email Apnea?, by Linda Stone

Ella’s Song, lyrics

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