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I want to tell the story of how this song came to be in my hands, and how it came to be shared at the #Seattle @NeverAgainAction today.
About two months, @EgSophie mentioned that she and some of her friends were putting together a #JewsAgainstICE action in New Jersey and asked me if I'd like to come out and help with music.

I said "yes," and jumped on a plane.

This is what happened next: newsweek.com/jews-against-i…
@EgSophie Shortly thereafter, I got an email from @imeanwhat. Abe is a filmmaker who is working on a documentary about his Uncle Wolf, a composer and conductor who ran the Vilna Ghetto symphony orchestra.

Wolf died in a concentration camp.

But his music lives on: wontbesilent.com
@EgSophie @imeanwhat Abe told me that he'd worked with @albapdl to translate Wolf's song, "Won't Be Silent" into Spanish. Abe asked me if I, as a Latina Jew invested in immigrant justice, would like to sing it.

I was floored by the enormity of this ancestral gift that had come into my keeping.
@EgSophie @imeanwhat @albapdl Today, outside of the ICE offices in Downtown Seattle, along with @NeverAgainActn and #JewsAgainstICE, I shared "No Guardaremos El Silencio" for the first time.

My hands shook so that I could hardly play my guitar. I am only beginning to understand how to hold this gift.
@EgSophie @imeanwhat @albapdl @NeverAgainActn But this is how we win. We lift up our ancestors and share them with each other. We use our power to shelter those who are more vulnerable than we are.

We've learned the lessons of history and we will not stand for more of the same.

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