Sprouts salutes the start of May with the arts and a rerun of Mark Helpsmeet’s “Song of the Soul” edition, featuring renowned singer songwriter and activist Si Kahn. Si, whose music has celebrated labor and the culture of activism, speaks about growing up Jewish in an activist family. He sings some of his songs reflecting these memories.
About the speaker:
Si Kahn is a veteran of SNCC and was the founder and executive director of Grassroots Leadership, a southern-based national organization that works to abolish all for-profit private prisons, jails and detention centers, as a step towards helping create a prison and criminal justice system that is truly just and humane.
Kahn’s most recent book is Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice.
He is interviewed by Mark Helpsmeet, Producer of Song of the Soul, WHYS-LP in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. For information about Spirit in Action, go to: