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RIP Pete Seeger

ivonprefontaine:

I love his music and his sentiments. He was an amazing person and talent whose music enriches each day for the world.

Originally posted on MisBehaved Woman:

Oh…this just breaks my heart. I didn’t always agree with his politics but his music never failed to move me. ~Reb

“Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live.”

TruthOut- Pete Seeger, the iconoclastic American singer, songwriter and social activist who did battle with injustice in America armed with a banjo, a guitar and the transformative power of song, has died. He was 94.

Seeger died Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, his grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson told the Associated Press.

A veteran of the labor, peace and civil rights movements, Seeger remained relevant as an activist into his 90s. He was equally musician and revolutionary, playing a major role in the folk music revival that began in the late 1950s while helping to craft the soundtrack of 1960s protests through such songs as “We Shall Overcome,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

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I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

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