Speaker: Tom Neilson

Tom Neilson combines art with activism. Performing since the age of 3, he has played his music in 22 countries on five continents. He has received over two dozen awards, to include two song of the year awards from Independent Musicians. In 2017, he received the Arab American Women Association Award for Education About Palestine Through Performance Art. In 2015 he was nominated for the United Nations Nelson Mandela Award for Lifetime Achievement in Peace and Justice. Says WLRN, Miami, “Tom does a great job of reminding people of what is really important, and the power of folk music to say it.”

Singing Truth to Power

Tom Neilson and Lynn Waldron are musical story tellers who weave an autobiographical sketch from dairy farm roots to the Vietnam War, civil rights, liberation struggles in Central America and East Africa, border crossings, sex education, draft resistance, pipelines, guns, breast feeding, parenting, contraception,  reproduction, … read more.