Forum Presents ‘Protest’

The Alameda Public Affairs Forum begins its fall program 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Regina K. Stafford Community Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. with "Songs of Protest."

Discussion will revolve around music and its role in political movements. Examples include "There Once Was a Union Maid," about labor, the anti-war song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and the civil-rights theme "We Shall Overcome."

The evening will feature Elisabeth Eliassen and Rick Daugherty, old friends of the Alameda Public Affairs Forum. Daugherty is currently a member of the Grammy Award winning folk group The Kingston Trio. Eliassen is a poet and a classically trained singer who belongs to local vocal ensembles: "The American Bach Choir," "Pacific Edge Voices" and "The San Francisco Renaissance Voices." They will encourage the audience to sing along with them.

The audience will also enjoy protest poems and readings. To learn more call 846-5465