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Organizational Allies

This is a list of some of the groups that are working with us to build a better world through music.

AFM Local 1000.  This is the union for traveling musicians.  Most of the musicians we work with closely are members of this union including folks like (founding president) John McCutcheon, Billy Bragg, Tom Chapin, Bill Harley, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Bruce Molsky, Holly Near, Peter Yarrow, Bernice Reagon, Ian Robb, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Gordon Bok, Kim & Reggie Harris, Charlie King, John Flynn and Magpie among many others.

Children's Music Network.  Celebrates the positive power of music in the lives of children.  They have a magazine called Pass It On and lots of online resources.  

Peoples Music Network.  This organization works to promote progressive social values through music and the arts.  It was founded in 1977 by Charlie King.  Pete Seeger was an active member.  Others active Emma's Revolution, David Rovics, Nancy Schimmel, Magpie, Kim & Reggie Harris, Bonnie Lockhart, Cathy Winter, Si Kahn. They hold weekend gatherings every winter and June.

Sing Out Magazine was founded by Pete Seeger in 1950.  It is put out by the same folk music nonprofit that published Rise Up Singing, the RUS Teaching Disks, and Pete's autobiography, Where Have All the Flowers Gone.  They also have an important Resource Center in Bethlehem PA and are developing a new directory of community sings.  You can also buy a leadsheet of any song in any issue ever printed for a dollar!

Labor Heritage Foundation. Keeps alive the use of music in labor unions and celebrates the rich history music has played in the labor movement.

Highlander Research & Education Center.  Supports people fighting for justice, equality & sustainability through out Appalachia and the South. 

El Taller Latino Americano.  Is a non-profit cultural arts center which has been celebrating and promoting the richness of Hispanic cultures since 1979.  Hernardo Palumbo is founder and artisitc director.