People’s Music Network Fall Hybrid Convergence
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October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
On Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2022, the People’s Music Network is hosting a Hybrid Fall Convergence, which takes place both on Zoom and in person in Manhattan at The People’s Forum (TPF) — 320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10018.
The event begins Friday night on Zoom with a Virtual Round Robin, open to PMN members anywhere in the world (Note: to perform in the Virtual Round Robin requires filling out this separate Registration form). People participating remotely via Zoom may join select workshops taking place in NYC as well as participate in Zoom-only workshops.
The in-person component of the event takes place at TPF all day on Saturday (10am to 9pm), featuring participatory workshops and song swaps in the morning and afternoon. Many of these workshops provide an opportunity to develop and/or practice collaborative performance pieces to be presented during the Saturday evening Collaborative Concert. Activities such as the opening ceremony, shared meals for lunch and dinner, a sales table for artists with merch, and built-in networking time are woven into the schedule to help strengthen our community. Zoom-only participants have the chance to participate in networking activities via Zoom that run parallel to the in-person networking activities.
We feel called to devote our musical craft to supporting social movements for justice and liberation. The PMN/NYC Organizing Committee recognizes the urgency of the political moment we’re in right now and our program connects the music of our members with six major areas of struggle:
- Organizing workers on the job
- Defending people’s democracy
- Defending Abortion Rights
- Resisting nuclear weapons, U.S. military aggression, & militarism.
- Confronting police brutality & mass incarceration.
- Demanding justice and speaking truth in the face of the climate crisis
Lunch and dinner will be provided by The People’s Forum Cafe. The price of meals is included in registration.
- Fresh vegetables, chips, guacamole, hummus & spinach artichoke
- Roasted Vegetables (Vegan)
- Arroz con Gandules (Vegan)
- Pineapple Chicken Afritada (w/ potatoes and Carrots)
- Chili with Cornbread (Vegan)
- Avocado & Sweet Potato Salad (Vegan) with mixed greens, sunflower seeds & tahini dressing
Friday, October 21, 2022
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Pre-Convergence Schmooze [Zoom Only]
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Sound Checks for Virtual Round Robin Performers [Zoom Only]
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Virtual Round Robin [Zoom Only] (Requires separate Registration here)
Saturday, October 22, 2022
10:00 AM: Registration Opens – enjoy coffee and browse the sales table
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Opening Ceremony
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: First Workshop
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Lunch Served by TPF Cafe
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Second Workshop
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Networking Break/ Rehearsal Break / Sales Tables
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM: Collaborative Concert
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM: Dinner Served by TPF Cafe
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Collaborative Concert, Cont.
9:00 PM: Event Ends
9:30 PM: Everyone must be out of the building
FULL SCHEDULE (For a clearer view – open as a Google Doc)