First today we have Pedro Penuela, a couchsurfer from Brasil who is staying with us for the week while he does research for his PhD about dance, contact improv, representation of the things which are absent vs “absent” things actually being present, like loved ones who have died.
Last Sunday was the 3rd annual Justice Cup soccer tournament, a fundraiser for Jobs With Justice/Pioneer Valley Worker’s Center. We hear from Rose Bookbinder; a player/speaker who came down from Migrant Justice in VT; Carlos; — and — from Voter ChoiceMA talking about ranked choice voting and how we can get that on the ballot in MA; and Julie from Crooked Stick Pops (homemade popsickles sold on cargo trike, a.k.a. “paletas”).
Manu Chao sings “Clandestino.”
Alex Jarrett gives a talk at Monday night potluck about climate change and unlearning hopelessness. Others present at the talk share their thoughts.
And Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha, reminds us to Dream the Impossible Dream.
Oh yeah, and part of a song by Denise Dill, a friend of a friend from Maine. Next time I’ll try to have time for the whole song.