While we wish we it would have been possible to gather safely with members of our community to celebrate the RFC's 30th anniversary, we were thrilled to be able to offer a virtual program to mark this milestone.
Available at on a new 30th Anniversary page on our website here, the program consists of:
- An introductory message from Rosenberg Fund for Children Executive Director, Jenn Meeropol, and Founder, Robert Meeropol.
- Five video segments from a discussion taped via Zoom on Saturday, May 9th which brought together long-time activist and RFC Advisory Board member Angela Davis, former RFC beneficiaries Davíd Morales and Leah Grady Sayvetz, and José Ayerve, who’s been a member of the Board for more than a decade. The discussion touched on inter-generational activism, repression, local and global community, and finding inspiration in difficult times.
- A reading by RFC Advisory Board member Martín Espada of 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.”
The 30th anniversary section of our website includes additional information about the artists and activists who participated in this virtual celebration, links to access the video playlist on the RFC’s YouTube channel, and a listing of anniversary circle ticket purchasers, supporters, performers, staff, Board and others who made the program possible.
We want to extend a special thank you to the Puffin Foundation for their generous support of the RFC’s 30th anniversary programing.
Finally, while it's not the same as Angela Davis, Davíd Morales or Leah Grady Sayvetz answering questions from the stage, we encourage you to leave comments on this virtual program or share a photo, memory or question on our special 30th anniversary blog post.
Here’s to being able to celebrate together in person sometime soon!