The REAL State of the Union
Don't miss this year's Real State of the Union, themed "Unveiled: The Great Liberal Conspiracy to Destroy America." Hear AJC author and columnist Jay Bookman's 9th annual take on the state of American politics.
Local writer Andisheh Nouraee will respond before Bookman opens the floor to the audience for a Q & A. Political satirist and folk singer Tom Neilson will perform at an after party following Jay's address.
A commemorative $9 donation at the door will enable young women to travel to Washington DC in April to educate their members of Congress on nuclear disarmament issues.
When: February 11
7:30 - House Opens
8:00 pm REAL State of the Union address
9:30 pm Tom Neilson performance and after party
Where: The Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1940
*We are currently at capacity for the event. If you would like to cancel your reservation, or put your name on the waiting list, please contact email@example.com or call Georgia WAND, 404-524-5999.
After Party featuring a performance from Tom Neilson
Stick around after the address for an after party including a special performance on stage from singer/songwriter, Tom Neilson as well as drinks and refreshments and the lobby and Blue Room at the theatre.
Tom Neilson was born on an upstate NY dairy farm, where he grew up milking cows, shoveling manure, and throwing hay.
A folksinger/songwriter, activist, historian, and educator, Tom provides a voice for all who believe in the power of music to effect change. His award-winning songs of humor, compassion, and political affairs have been performed in 19 countries on 5 continents. His lyrics are celebrated for their sophistication, political astuteness, and wit. At the Kerrville Folk Festival, he was referred to as the "Jon Stewart of folk music."
Tom has long standing involvements with groups working for peace and justice. You can hear his music at the gates of military bases, nuclear plants, on union lines, and to free political prisoners such as Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Tom has played at music festivals, universities, national conventions, conferences, cafes, and at political and social gatherings. He particularly enjoys the personal connections provided by house concerts and has performed for countless benefits and causes.
He lives with his son in Greenfield, MA