The Audience for our International Day of Peace Program
on 9/21 will be Passionate, Smart, and Perceptive;
They Deserve some Great Musical Entertainment
On Monday — after the echoes of the drum circle have faded away and before we commence with our program on police & community relations — we will get a chance to enjoy a new phenomenon on the Oklahoma music scene:
The band is Aaron Baker, Jonathan Marshall, and Terry Craghead. They call themselves, “The best of world-changing music from Oklahoma’s radical roots.”
You might have seen them perform at the Rally for Diplomacy last month at the State Capitol. Or maybe you enjoyed the program they offered at Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms: “Singing History: The American Story You Aren’t Taught in School.”
The band is attracting a following. They were featured in a recent article that appeared on The Red Dirt Report. Their music includes songs from Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Oklahoma’s very own Woody Guthrie. They also cover songs written by more contemporary singer-songwriters, including Dave Rovics, Maria Dunn and John Prine.
Jonathan Marshall sings and plays banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass. He is a local educator.
Aaron Baker is a guitarist and singer.
Terry Craghead sings and drums.
Because of time constraints, we’ll only get to enjoy a small sampling of the band’s immense talent. Even so, we think their performance will be memorable.
We appreciate so much that they have chosen to contribute their unique abilities to our program.
The program will take place at Oklahoma City University in the Tom & Brenda McDaniel University Center. The best parking will be in one of the lots on North Florida Avenue, approaching the campus from NW 27th Street.
Here is a map showing the location of the center:
See a larger version of the map online … HERE (pdf).
Here’s is the order of the program on Monday:
Welcome by Priya Desai, president of the OKC chapter of the United Nations Association
Performance by The Starvation Army Band
Moderated Discussion: “Healing the Breach”
… Chief Bill Citty, Oklahoma City Police Department
… Rev. Jesse Jackson, pastor, East Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – OKC
… Rev. Don Heath, pastor Trinity Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – Edmond
Interpretative Dance by Tina Kambour, Artistic Director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company (University of Central Oklahoma)
Thanks to our co-sponsors and the generous cooperation of Oklahoma City University, this program is offered free of charge to the community.
Casady Schools Service-Learning Program
Center for Conscience in Action
Edmond Trinity Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Joy Mennonite Church
Pax Christi USA
The Peace House
Respect Diversity Foundation
United Nations Association, Oklahoma City Chapter
We hope to see you there!