In Their Shoes® with Joan Baez


From the beginning, the life’s work of Joan Baez was mirrored in her music. At a point when it was neither safe nor fashionable, she put herself on the line, singing about freedom and Civil Rights everywhere, from the backs of flatbed trucks in Mississippi to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at Dr. King’s March on Washington in 1963. She participated in the birth of the Free Speech movement at UC Berkeley, and co-founded the Institute for the Study of Nonviolence near her home in Carmel Valley. She stood in fields alongside Cesar Chavez and migrant farm workers striking for fair wages. Many traditional songs that Joan presented on her earliest albums found their way into the rock vernacular: “The House of the Rising Sun” (The Animals), “John Riley” (The Byrds), “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin), “What Have They Done To the Rain” (The Searchers), “Jackaroe” (Grateful Dead), “Long Black Veil” (The Band), and more.



Maureen Orth began her award-winning career as one of the first women writers at Newsweek. Currently a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, she has profiled everyone from Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel to Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift. Since 2005, Orth has dedicated much of her life to philanthropy. After helping to build her namesake public school, Escuela Marina Orth, as a young Peace Corps volunteer in Medellin, Colombia, she returned to Colombia in 2005 to found two nonprofit foundations.




2:00 PM — Dreamland Theater - Main

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