Hudson Valley Writers Resist
featuring Simi Stone
On January 15, 2017, Martin Luther King Day, the flagship Writers Resist event, co-sponsored by PEN America, had over 100 successful events around the world. A group of writers, musicians, and activists joined in the event under the banner Hudson Valley Writers Resist. For over 3 hours, they celebrated the power of words, compassion, equality, free speech, and democracy, while benefitting the New York Civil Liberties Union, Riverkeeper, and Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley. This song by Simi Stone with David Baron really touched me, so I used a portion of it to highlight the day.
I’ve worked as a videographer for poets, writers, musicians, actors and performance artists, including Woodstock Bookfest and the Woodstock Writers Festival. This pro bono was my way to #Resist.