Music Workshop for positive queer identities

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A short documentary of  Faith Nolan  doing a  music workshop with  Women prisoners in the In San Francisco County Jail, Producer (idea )Faith Nolan: Narration By  Julia Sudbury , Photography ( Camera} Laura Merians. Edit  by  Melanie Liwanag Aguila   Copyright  2001 , Faith Nolan

 

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VIOLA DESMOND

 

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Viola Desmond History #1

High way of Tears -original song for the murdered Dissappeared

Dear Friends  ,Thank you so much for continued support of these projects.

I am continually honored and happy to be expanding the Music Healing Workshops for women in jail- we are   starting a new Program at Vanier detention Centre -the largest provincial jail for women. The results of sharing song and music with women prisoners continues we are working on expanding into two other jails.

  Vancouver’s highway of tears is where over 800 women disappeared it expands across Canada to the Atlantic and weekly more and more women disappear. This is an incredible crime against humanity and must be stopped.

Please check out the song and sign the petitions and attend rallies, demos whenever you can.

 We want to see more sisters involved with our sisters in jail. To this end we are forming an arts collective to do this labour of love. I have spoken to Vanier and we will start another music therapy program and we have a half dozen or so artists   committed to doing the music program

   Please  check out the  song  and sign the petitions  and  asttend  rallies , demos whenever  you can . A big  welalien, thanks for  the  support of  community  and labour  organizations, Sistering, Elementary Teachers of Ontario, E Fry( Kim Pate)in keeping the music aliver  for  women in jail.A big welalien, thanks for the support of community and labour organizations, Sistering, Elementary Teachers of Ontario, E Fry (Kim Pate) in keeping the music alive for women in jail. This past February was very fruitful, I did two launches of Jailhouse blues, one in New York at the People Voice Cafe, thanks to Marilyn, Steve and Bev, and  the other in Launch was in Toronto Feb. 21st . The purpose of the   work is to create  emotion that inform and create the  impetus for change.  

Our struggle for justice continues, with love  and  solidarity, Faith

Faith Nolan + all womons blues band live "I Wanna Be free"

Published on Feb 28, 2014

The song "I wanna be Free"Live from the launch of "Jailhouse Blues" Feb. 21st Toronto, Rachel Melas-bass Conny Nowe-Drums Janet Whiteway - keyboards +Backup vocal, Dinah Thorpe-Ukelele + Back up vocals- Pamela Dogra Back up vocals, Janis Daley - Backup vocals
videography Aaron Peters

 

Songs of Solidarity by Faith Nolan

 

 

RonzigsGallery November 11, 2009Supporting Gaetan Heroux, a deeply respected, much-loved, and invaluable mentor, leader, and friend in the struggle for dignity and justice for homeless and poor people, who has been a front-line worker at Dundas and Sherbourne for the past 20 years. Gaetan is facing a forced relocation out of his office at Street Health to Scarborough. Gaetan has provided ID clinics and drop-in services, and fostered deep relationships with community members, for years. All of this is now in jeopardy. The move to relocate Gaetan away from the east end comes after he and fellow ID workers wrote a letter of support for the unionized staff at Street Health. It will greatly decrease Gaetan's access to the people who need his services, as well as cause a great disruption to his own life.

LabourEdCtre June 22, 2009Toronto - June 13, 2009 - Faith Nolan & Friends at the "Fix EI Rally" performing "Get Thee Behind Me Satan/Bourgeois Blues"

nooneisillegal June 14, 2009Sweatshops pay little to no wages. Sweatshops thrive off dangerous work conditions. Sweatshops are patrolled by armed guards that physically and psychologically afflict the labourers. There is no job security in a Sweatshop. Workers can be disposed of for economic advantage at any time. For the nearly 200,000 people without full immigration status in Toronto, this city is a Sweatshop.

waabzy May 25, 2009Faith Nolan singing "\Water Come From Me Eyes" , a song she wrote for Carolyn Connolly who was brutally murdered in Toronto on August 2, 2004. Carolyn's murder is not yet solved.

This recording was done in Toronto on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Goodhandy's Nightclub, where we held a fund raising benefit to raise money to add to the reward fund when it is launched.

Thank you Faith! Your support means the world to our family.