Singing in Dark Times

In the dark times, will there also be singing?

Yes, there will be singing.

About the dark times.

— Bertolt Brecht


About Singing in Dark Times

On December 12, 2017 we  held the inaugural gathering of a discussion group designed to open a public space for serious and challenging conversation in these troubling days: Singing in Dark Times. Eve Ewing, Rachel DeWoskin, Kevin Coval, and Bill Ayers started us off, and over 40 people joined in to try to make sense and make meaning of our lives and our work—to shine a bright beacon of hope and possibility into the gloom. It was an electrifying evening for those of us in attendance, but it was only a start.

Below, you'll find a listing archive of past events.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019: With Stanley Howard (via call-in from prison), Marvin Reeves, Mark Clements, Michelle Howard, and Alice Kim

Wednesday, May 23, 2018: With Eve Ewing, Rachel DeWoskin, Kevin Coval, Lisa Lee, David Stovall, Monica Trinidad, and Ethan Viets-VanLear

Saturday, January 13, 2018: With Lisa Lee, David Stovall, and Bill Ayers

Tuesday, December 12, 2017: With Eve Ewing, Rachel DeWoskin, Kevin Coval, and Bill Ayers

 And here, an episode of our podcast, Open Stacks, featuring audio from the series: