Thanksgiving & Leonard Peltier

A confession – I love Thanksgiving.  My wife and I, plus our children and grandchildren, celebrate on Cape Cod with my brother and his family.  It is such a warm and cozy break from what is often the most frenetic time of the year at the Rosenberg Fund for Children.  I often joke – my family will say much too often – that I give thanks on Thanksgiving for surviving until Thanksgiving.

"Well May the World Go"

We woke up this morning to the news that Pete Seeger had died.

My (Robert’s) first memory of Pete was seeing him and the rest of the Weavers at Carnegie Hall just before Christmas in 1955.   I was eight years old.  My parents, Abel and Anne Meeropol, who knew the Seegers, took me to visit them at their home in the Hudson River Valley of New York the following year.

Five-Day Seeger Fest Steps Off July 17th, Includes Livestreaming 7/20

[guest post by Amber Black, RFC Communications Director]

The five-day, multi-city Seeger Fest, honoring Pete and Toshi Seeger and created by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, with help from Gina Belafonte (daughter of Harry), runs July 17th-21st in sites around NY state and across several boroughs of New York City. The line-up of more than 200 folk, hip hop, punk and indie rock artists is incredible, and ranges from high profile performers to emerging artists. Programming includes concerts, film, photos, dancing, rowing and more.  All events are free and most are outside.  Details are at www.seegerfest.org.

Activist Artists Join the RFC's Advisory Board

As we gear up for our 25th anniversary celebration of Artists as Activists on October 17th, I am thrilled to announce two exciting additions to the Rosenberg Fund for Children’s Advisory Board who embody the intersection of art and activism (a full list of members is available here).