A political protest song framed in the context of Alberta’s UCP government, which has proven to be full of corruption and not governing with the best interests of Albertans, especially students, seniors, nurses, teachers, artists, and pretty much everyone. The song features original photography from protests against the UCP government concerning cuts to healthcare, education, supervised consumption sites, the arts, and more.
“Marching in the Street” was the first protest song I (Paula Kirman) ever wrote, back in 2007. It talks about poverty and housing, the environment, and peace. During these days of quarantine and lockdown when activist communities are not as able to get together, I was missing my friends and community. So, I put together this video featuring a variety of protests from the around 1,000 I’ve attended/photographed/co-organized over the past 15 years. I tried to choose photos that matched the lyrics. I re-recorded the song at my home studio to give it a modern sound and groove. Hope you enjoy. And, when we can be together again, I look forward to marching in the street.
Environment & Media Activism: Edmonton Calls on the CBC to Change the Debate (July 17, 2019)
International Issues & Media Activism: Eva Bartlett in Edmonton (May 4, 2019 – videos only)
Paula Kirman was invited to present Documenting Activism during the University of Alberta’s International Week. Below is a video of my presentation. You can find the notes (and the video) at Words, Pictures, Music.