Student Song-Writing Session

Peter Yarrow and Shelley go to the Parkland home of Sam Zeif, who lost his best friend in the tragedy.

Peter talks to roughly 20 students and their families about being a gun reform activist since the 60’s. He plays songs and tells stories about his friends, Bob Dylan and MLK Jr. He offers to help create an album by bringing his songwriter friends together, but the STUDENTS will write the songs.

“The music was able to reach people not through logic, but through some place that’s a connection between the head and the heart.  The music was vital to the creation of the movements that changed America.”

— Peter Yarrow

“There is nothing we can do to make the loss and pain go away, but what we can do is hold hands together with you and help you push forward with your message and your voices.”

— Shelley Zalis



Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary
Writer of “Puff the Magic Dragon”

Steve Seskin
Writer of “Don’t Laugh At Me”

David Broza
Writer of “Things Will Get Better”

Luke Nephew  and Enmanuel Candelario of The Peace Poets
Writers of “Peace Is Going To Rise Like Water”

Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia
Writers of “Trouble in the Land”

Britt Baker of Soleil
Writer of “Freedom”

Keith Secola
Writer of “Riding In My Indian Car”

Matt Takiff
Writer of “Questions”

Kevin Salem
Writer of “Peace and Freedom”

Lauren Speeth
Writer of “Rough Justice”

Alison Lewis
Writer of “Tidepool”