In June 1981, American folk singer Joan Baez arrived in Nicaragua, one month before the celebrations marking the second anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. After meeting with a variety of political and social groups in Managua to learn more about the Revolution from a first-hand point of view, Baez held a press conference expressing her support for the revolution's accomplishments but voiced reservations as a pacifist about the violence that was required to overthrow the Somoza government. After the press conference, Baez held a private meeting with two American Maryknoll sisters, Julie Miller and Pat Murray, to discuss pacifism and violence in regards to Third World revolutions; this recording is of that meeting. Produced by Patricia Hines and Marc Cooper for KPFK-FM.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.