In the News Now: A Topical Songs Swap (2022 program)

Bonnie Lockhart, Hali Hammer, & Nancy Schimmel of Occupella
Music 3 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

Participants are encouraged to swap songs that we want and need to sing right now. Share something hot off your screen, or an old favorite that resonates at this moment. Sing-alongs encouraged, but all topical songs welcome.

Occupella founders Bonnie Lockhart, Hali Hammer & Nancy Schimmel will facilitate this song swap. Along with other core Occupella members Betsy Rose, Leslie Hassberg and Marcie Boyd, Bonnie, Hali & Nancy organize informal public singing at Bay Area marches, rallies, and at street corners and BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination.

Occupella’s work affirms their belief that music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to all participants. Everyone is welcome to sing with Occupella.