Virtual 30th Anniversary Celebration

While we wish we could all safely gather together to celebrate the RFC's 30th anniversary, we are thrilled to be able to offer this virtual program to mark this milestone.
 
The five videos that form the discussion were taped on Saturday, May 9th via Zoom, bringing together participants in South America as well as the east and west coast of the United States to discuss inter-generational activism, repression, local and global community, and where to find inspiration in difficult times as well music and poetry from activist artists. You can learn more about the artists and activists who participants in this virtual celebration here.
 
You can view the videos in any order below or you can watch the complete playlist on our YouTube channel.
 
 
While it's not the same as Angela Davis, Davíd Morales or Leah Grady Sayvetz answering your questions from the stage, we encourage you to leave questions or comments on our blog here.
 
 

Rosenberg Fund for Children Executive Director, Jenn Meeropol, and Founder, Robert Meeropol, introduce the RFC's virtual 30th anniversary program                       

Scholar, activist, and RFC Advisory Board member Angela Y. Davis joins former RFC beneficiaries Leah Grady Sayvetz and David Morales to discuss their connections to the Rosenberg Fund for Children (part 1).

Angela Davis and former beneficiaries Leah Grady Sayvetz and David Morales discuss where and how they find community (part 2).

                                             

                       

In part 3 of the conversation, Angela, Leah and David examine the role of technology in building local and global connections.

The conversation takes a more personal turn as Angela, David and Leah share where or who they turn to for inspiration/hope in difficult times.

In this final segment of the discussion, Angela, David and Leah explore lessons they've learned through their activism.

RFC Advisory Board member Martín Espada reads his poem "Morir Sonando" (To Die Dreaming"), dedicated to his friend, Luis Garden Acosta.

Western MA-based folk rockers The Nields (sisters Nerissa and Katryna) share why they support the RFC; perform two of the songs from their most recent album, November with Dave Chalfant from their porch in June 2020 (“We’re Gonna Build A Boat” & “Goodbye Mexico”) and close the virtual 30th celebration with their anthem, “Tyrants Always Fall.”