Leslie Matthews |
At the end of March, we kicked off the "Road to Detroit" with two great musical events at the Workers' Center. On Sunday, March 21, Paul Baker Hernandez, a Carthusian hermit-turned-protest singer from Managua, Nicaragua, played movement music from all over the world, including several examples of the beautiful, passionate music of Víctor Jara, Chilean activist and musician tortured and murdered in the 1973 Kissinger/Pinochet coup. The following Saturday, people packed the Workers' Center for a Road to Detroit Kickoff Party and Fundraiser, with live music by Coba Stella, Joe Adler and Secret Heliotropes. The event raised over $600 towards the VWC USSF delegation.