Ten days before he was scheduled to speak at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, Howard Zinn died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, CA.  --  The speaking event was, of course, canceled, but on the day Zinn would have spoken, Sat., Feb. 6, a free "celebration of life memorial" will be held in Lecture Hall 1 in Zinn's name at 3:00 p.m.[1] ...


Howard Zinn Celebration of Life Memorial
WHO: Screening of recent interview of Howard Zinn with David Barsamian, recording of Zinn's "Three Holy Wars" address that he would have given in Olympia, music by David Rovics, and testimony from educators and activists on Zinn's influence on their lives and work
WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2010 -- 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lecture Hall 1, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Many of you have been influenced by Howard Zinn and read or even worked with his People's History of the United States.  He had planned to speak here in Olympia, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3:00 p.m., but passed away last week.  He'd be delighted to know people will gather to consider the people's history and tell the people's stories that day anyway.

Come honor and celebrate Howard Zinn's life and work at The Evergreen State College this Sat., Feb. 6, from 3:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m., in Lecture Hall 1.  The program will feature a recent interview of Zinn with David Barsamian and a recording of the address "Three Holy Wars" that Zinn had promised to bring to Olympia.  Local educators and activists and artists will testify to the ways that Howard Zinn has touched their lives and work.  We will close with music sung by David Rovics

The event is free.  Donations will be collected in Howard Zinn's name to fund peace and justice work here in the U.S. and in Haiti.

For more information, contact Larry Mosqueda, 867-6513.

From the committee organizing the Howard Zinn Celebration of Life Memorial,
Jana Dean, Sandy Yannone, Victoria Larkin, Larry Mosqueda, and Pete Bohmer