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Oct 28: Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday celebration
Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday
Multi-Media Folk Sing-a-Long Comes to Pittsburgh
Doug Morris, a professor from Eastern New Mexico University, is coming to Pittsburgh and will present a benefit Woody Guthrie Multimedia Folk Sing-a-Long to benefit the Thomas Merton Center in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie.
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Thomas Merton Center, a Pittsburgh-based organization in Garfield, that works to build a consciousness of values and to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, classism, economic justice, oppression and environmental justice. It engages people of diverse philosophies and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world. Woody Guthrie addressed many of the same issues in his music.
The event will be held 7-9 p.m. on Sunday evening, at the Letter Carriers' Local 84 Union Hall Auditorium at 841 California Avenue on the North Side (immediately before the main post office). All are welcome! Refreshments will be served. A free will offering will be taken up for the Thomas Merton Center. Parking is free at the Union Hall; the entrance is off the parking lot. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, call the Thomas Merton Center at (412) 361-3022, or visit our website at www.thomasmertoncenter.org.