20th Annual Progressive Festival
Walnut Park, Petaluma
Sunday, August 6th, 2017 @ 12:00 – 5:00 pm
The Petaluma Progressives, a social justice advocacy group, is celebrating twenty years of the Progressive Festival. The public is invited to participate and enjoy this unique annual event. Twenty years ago the Progressives envisioned facilitating an annual event that would bring together social justice, environmental, immigrant and workers rights, and community organizations, with informational booths to inform the public.
Over the years the Festival hosted many notable speakers, including Medea Benjamin, Alice Walker, Jim Hightower, Helen Caldicott, Van Jones, Cindy Sheehan, Antonia Juhász, Davey D, Daniel Ellsberg, Jill Stein, Norman Solomon, and many others.
There will be a bit less talk and more performances this year, including Mexican traditional dance by Paquiyollotzin, Petaluma’s award winning Ballet Folklorico group; The French Oak Gypsy Band; progressive musical parody by Sandy & Richard Riccardi; South Indian dance troupe, Kalaikoil; spoken word by Karym Sánchez. A Native American Ceremony will begin the event.
The San Francisco Mime Troupe returns this year with their musical political satire, “Walls.” Visit www.SFMT.org to learn more about the Mime Troupe.
In the spirit of building the resistance movement, a few speakers will address topics close to home in these critical times. The event also offers the opportunity to network with over 50 organizations, and feast on hot vegan and chicken tamales, beans, rice, drinks, and other goodies.
Co-produced by The Petaluma Progressives and Occupy Petaluma
For more information:
Network, Food, Drinks, Learn, Enjoy
Admission is always free.
Walnut Park (Petaluma Blvd. South & D street)
Petaluma, CA 94952