“Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train” will be shown at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, at the Housatonic Quaker Meetinghouse in New Milford, at Route 7 and Lanesville Road (just north of Lanesville Rd. intersection). The documentary film chronicles the life of the leading revisionist historian of our time. All are welcome and there is no charge. Healthy refreshments and discussion will follow. The program will conclude at 5:00 pm.
Author of the pivotal A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn has been at the forefront of progressive thought in America for decades. Through archival materials, interviews with Noam Chomsky, Marian Wright Edelman, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Hayden and Alice Walker, and commentary from Zinn himself, this documentary chronicles the influential thinker’s inspiring commitment to social change.
The acclaimed film looks at the remarkable life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Howard Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor. “YOU CAN’T BE NEUTRAL” captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years. Narrated by Matt Damon; Featuring Music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg.
Parking will be available at the Red Barn just south of the meetinghouse. For more information, call Bill Holcombe at 203-313-4438.