Raging Grannies Eugene
August 8, 2020
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The Grannies work to get out the vote
Rain or shine, the Raging Grannies stood outside the Federal Courthouse every Tuesday in October to be sure every ballot was mailed so every voice could be heard.
For a brief moment we broke our 6ft. social distancing rule to be a Granny presence at the Black Lives Matter Rally. There were more of us somewhere but the crowd was so large we couldn't find them. No matter - in masks instead of crazy hats - we all stood together against injustice.
So many weeks of zooming and social distancing - anxious to be among those speaking up.
Unable to wait any longer, we stood on the Federal Courthouse steps and sang.
We were masked and more than 6 ft. apart.
The tune was familiar and the words came from Vicki Ryder but we sang from our hearts.
We joined many organizations at the federal courthouse to bring attention to the situation of the homeless in Eugene and to offer what we could in song, goodies and support.
... INTO THE FIRE! "
December 21st - National Homeless Memorial Day
The Grannies open the Good Earth Show with rousing songs in support of the climate.
The City of Eugene decided to do a virtual parade (thank you Covid-19) and invited groups to create a virtual parade entry around the theme of "Bounce Forward". Our videographer Peter served as both director and cameraman and made it all happen. Singing would have been tricky masked and 6 ft. apart but a little Granny created "call and response" worked just fine.
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As the shootings continued, so did the protests.
Anger over the killing of Breonna Taylor and others grew. We decided to focus on the women lost to racial injustice and created banners to recognize just some of them. Starting at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, we sang and marched.
July 12, 2020
The Grannies join Dance! Rise! Resist! for a performance at Wayne Morse Plaza
Black Lives Matter
May 31, 2020
"Out of the rocking chair...