Power of Story: The People Speak

Thursday, January 30, 3:00 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St.
Ticket required

Inspired by the work of the late historian Howard Zinn (A People’s History of the United States), this event brings to life, through readings and songs, the voices of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present.

This live performance features poet Staceyann Chin, Festival juror Sian Clifford (Fleabag), Ethan Hawke (Tesla), singer-songwriter Celisse Henderson, Viggo Mortensen (Falling), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Farewell Amor), and singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello with guitarist Christopher Bruce. Anthony Arnove (co-director of The People Speak with Howard Zinn) narrates.

Presented by Netflix

ASL: This panel will have an American Sign Language interpreter on-site.

Livestream: This panel will be livestreamed at Acura Festival Village (480 Swede Alley). The livestream is open to the public—no ticket required.

Imagined Futures Bonfire: Immediately after this event, join us around a bonfire at the Flagpole Lot (557 Swede Alley) to celebrate Imagined Futures.

Note: Actor and Festival juror Isabella Rossellini was previously slated to be a panelist at this event but will no longer be in attendance.


Staceyann Chin
Sian Clifford
Ethan Hawke
Celisse Henderson
Viggo Mortensen
Ntare Mbaho Guma Mwine
Meshell Ndegeocello
Christopher Bruce
Anthony Arnove
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