Event: The People Speak!

What: A documentary based on the late Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States” is going to be shown at 1919 Hemphill, a local activists headquarter.

According to Zinn’s Web site, “music by Eddie Vedder and performances by Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, John Legend, and many other great performers, will air in TV and be released on a special DVD. The documentary, “The People Speak,” shows the rich history of dissent in our history, and explores why it is so relevant and urgent today.

“The goal of Voices is to encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary-source materials. Voices works to remind people of the eloquence of ordinary people, as well as extraordinary and well-known figures from our history.”

Attendance is free and can be reserved on the event’s Facebook page.

When: Feb. 17, 8-10 p.m.