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31st Annual Vigil - Sunday, November 21st 2021

2:30PM EST | 1:30PM CST | 11:30AM PST

The vigil event space is free, bilingual (Spanish and English, interpretation will be provided), and all are welcome to attend.


Join members of the SOA Watch Musicians Collective for an online community gathering as we remember our martyrs and recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle to end all forms of state violence. We invite you to bring something of symbolic importance to you for the presentes -- photos, flowers, names, candles, etc. -- to accompany us during the gathering.

Sunday is an opportunity for us to join together, through the power of music and memory, to nourish and strengthen our ongoing resistance to dismantle US imperialism, and fight for the collective liberation of our communities! 

We recognize that recent months have been incredibly challenging for most and that many people are facing emotional, physical, and financial hardships. If you have the means, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the work of the SOA Watch Musicians Collective. With the incredible toll that COVID has had on artists around the world, we are committed to providing an honorarium to each of our incredible musicians. If you are able, please make a tax-deductible donation to support now!

Also, be certain to check out the bios, websites, and social media handles of the SOA Watch Musicians Collective members below!!

Don't forget to register for Sunday's Vigil & Presentes!

In solidarity & resistance,
Brigitte, Candice, Lulu, Pablo, and Roy
SOA Watch

P.S. We will be sending out recordings of last Saturday’s virtual conference later this week, so stay tuned!


SOA Watch Musicians Collective


Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He has been at the heart of American folk music for over half a century. Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” He is the 2018 recipient of the Phil Ochs Award, recognizing his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs. Other honors include: the War Resisters League’s Peacemaker Award given to Charlie and Odetta; the Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award nominated by Pete Seeger and the Joe Hill Award. His songs have been recorded and sung by Pete & Peggy Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, and Chad Mitchell. Folk legend Peggy Seeger says, "If we had more Charlie Kings in the world I'd be less worried," and Tom Paxton adds, "Luckily, we have him!" Charlieking.org

Colleen Kattau is a bilingual vocalist songwriter who stirs listeners with her clear voice, collective spirit and rhythmic sensibility. A NERFA showcase artist Colleen’s music has been featured on Democracy Now, and she performs at Phil Ochs nights and with her band Dos XX. Her compositions are full of nature, social movements, and Latin American nueva canción. In 2019 she was invited to tour Italy to perform at the International Ritmi y danze dal mondo Festival and at the European Ecovillages Conference. Besos/Kisses is her 2020 collection. Colleen Kattau on Facebook 


Emma's Revolution, “Fervent and heartfelt” ~ The New York Times. Known for fearless, truth-telling lyrics and melodies you can’t resist singing, Emma's Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, now in their 20th year performing together. Emma’s Revolution's songs have travelled around the world and have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and covered by Holly Near. 

With one eye on the news, Emma’s Revolution consistently writes songs about critical issues and lends their voices to the movements those issues inspire.The duo are winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize and the Phil Ochs Award. As independent artists and queer and non-conforming women, Emma’s Revolution has a national presence among communities, organizations and venues that share the duo's vision of valuing people over profit, choosing compassion over violence, demanding accountability, and building a more just and sustainable world. Emmasrevolution.com

Francisco Herrera - Whether it is singing with your children or as a community at a rally,  action for social justice, picket line, or a celebration of our sheroes and heroes, the music of Francisco is music of liberation. Use it in your activities, Give it as a present to a friend, buy the CD's and grant them to a friend for donating to your organization to inspire their own actions for liberation.  The stories and games, memories, heroism of our people in MUSIC. Franciscoherreramusic.com


The Peace Poets are family born of Hip Hop, heart, and hope in New York City.  Some have been friends since as early as three years old and over time they have built an artist collective of poets, Hip Hop performers, and educators founded on this friendship and their common love for community and creative expression. Grounded in the power of personal narratives and community, The Peace Poets create and have shared Spoken Word poetry, rap, and Movement Music that responds to social and political crisis in over 40 countries.

They have made an indelible mark on the social movements of our times by supporting the re-emergence of the art of collective singing in action. These poets and emcees turn stages and streets into profoundly human gatherings, where all are invited to become the creators of a world worthy of all future generations. They invite you to join them in the joy of celebration. They hope that someday soon, they can connect and create with you. Peacepoets.com


Oona Valle is a queer, Honduran-American luchadorx currently based in Huchiun (Oakland, CA) where they are creating sanctuary for LGBTQ Central American asylum seekers with their intentional community, Canticle Farm. They’ve also lived and worked in Tijuana, MX, where they support several migrant-run mutual aid projects with Central American caravaners. As a gardener and herbalist, Oona looks to the migration stories of the plants that heal and nourish us for inspiration, as well as liberation from the human-made divisions that disconnect us from each other.



If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our work. Remember that any one-time donation in the month of November will be doubled, and any new monthly donation from now until the end of the year will be doubled all of 2022!!

Nearly 100% of our funds come from individual donors like you -- thank you for making our work to end all forms of US-sponsored violence possible!


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