Give Your Hands to Struggle - 6 DVDs & 3 CDs
Give Your Hands to Struggle - 6 DVDs & 3 CDs
Contribution: $300.00

Product Code: PCD121-W17

The package includes:

DVD: In All Their Glory, the entire Women’s March on Washington rally

DVD: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

DVD: The Story of Ella Baker

DVD: The Fanny Lou Hamer Story: This Little Light of Mine

DVD: Chisholm’ 72 Unbought & Unbossed

DVD: A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde
extra added attraction


3 CDs: Opel Tometti, co-founder Black Lives Matter; Michael Eric Dyson; Cornel
West; Angela Davis from Building Bridges personal archives; highlights of the
Women’s March on Washington rally; Fanny Lou Hamer, Songs My Mother Taught Me;
Sonia Sanchez; John Lewis @ DC 37, 2/3/17

Give Your Hands to Struggle!

Building Bridges presents a meditation on the freedom fight - a medley of voices
which together are meant to empower both purpose and resolve. Ida B. Wells,
Ella Baker, Fanny Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisolm, Audre Lorde, Angela Davis and with
the inspired voices, rising up from the largest, most diverse gathering of women
in history, all pledging in a medley of resistance to give their hands to
struggle for freedom, from the Women’s March in Washington DC.

Listen to all of them as they send their message/rhythms straight to the soul as
quickly and effectively as we’re touched by music – and indeed with the
mellifluous, sonorous singing of Fanny Lou Hamer, who passes on the stories of
our past and important life lessons alike. All the powerful and poignant phrases
of these women cannot help but send a frisson of humility straight to the soul
of the listener as they hear the ghosts of the civil rights, empowerment
movements past urging them to not forget what once was, to not abandon the
struggle, to fight on because we are not there yet.

Their voices are rhythms for charge, a call to action wrapped in sonorous tones
that harkens back as far as the slave days and forward to a new generation for
equality, fairness, justice, self-determination.

To me young people come first, they have the courage where we fail. And if I can
shed some light as they carry us through the gale – Ella Baker

Ella Baker teaches us that it is important to empower young folks to be
courageous and to become advocates for their own free life. The key to moving
society away from the easy fix of the jail bus toward a different future is to
keep young people engaged and proactive in the creation of a world that offers
real opportunities.

Struggling myself don’t mean a whole lot I come to realize. That teaching
others to stand up and fight is the only way my struggle survive – Ella Baker

It is clear that each of us, every man, woman, and child, must one day face
their own personal fight to grapple with the realty of America versus its
promise reserved only for some. We must grapple with a free life, a life where
we can develop and then realize our respective potential in a nation all too
anxious, for a variety of reasons, to snatch it away.

With mega jails and private prisons, mandatory sentences, and newly minted laws
that remove the need to prove intentional motivation, ruled by a plutocracy
that’s captured and controls every branch of government – that aspires
towards the control of we the people by a white, male, Christian theocracy. The
net is broadening and we must come together, informed by and inspired by these
sheros would bid us to fight for our collective freedom and rights. That’s the
only way we’ll create a permanent redirection of the current way of things.

Their message is that we must learn to stand and fight together

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