A Raised Fist & A Helping Hand

650 GIGS and counting…..

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We Shall Overcome just clocked up its 650th anti-austerity event in just short of two years. It is worth pausing to consider that a moment. SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY.
Each was organised locally and run locally, for local people and by local people. All of the help raised stayed in the community which raised it going straight to the front line of the fight against State-inflicted poverty in our communities.
Over the last two years that help has taken many forms- cash, non-perishable food, toiletries, clothing, bedding, furniture, electrical appliances, help with removals, or just a good old shoulder to cry on- and EVERY gesture, no matter how small, has all added up until at present we estimate it has reached somewhere in the region of £230,000 worth.
All from people like you and me. No celebrities, no mainstream media, just hundreds of people in 135 different towns and cities, across 9 countries on 3 continents who were tired of looking the other way and chose to be that someone somewhere who did something about it.
If you want to join us you are are more than welcome. It’s easy. Either join the Facebook group at WE SHALL OVERCOME 2017 or message Joe at joesolomusic@hotmail.co.uk
We are running over the weekend of Oct 6/7/8 and looking for people to run gigs up and down the land. If that could be you, then roll up your sleeves and pitch in.
The world won’t change itself.

Author: Matt Hill Songwriter

Storytelling singer-songwriter and community artist who offers a British take on folk and Americana. Formerly known by the stage name Quiet Loner. Recent projects include a songwriting residency in a museum, an album co-written with people at a homeless project and a stint as a resident musician in a prison.

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