Robert McDonald

Profile Updated: July 17, 2019
Occupation: musician - political activist and organizer - teacher
Spouse/Partner: single
Children: January Sky (Sky), born 1976
Morgan Iris (Tuesday) born 1986
Yes! Attending Reunion
Grandchildren:

Autumn Dayspring (Autumn), born 2001
Isis Amber Moon (Amber), born 1997

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After high school I hitchhiked to California and began working with Cesar Chavez as an organizer with the UFWOC. I worked first on the end of the grape picker’s strike and then the beginning of the lettuce cutter’s strike, followed by bring sent to Pittsburgh to lead the lettuce boycott there. I continued to work in the antiwar movement during this time which I had been doing while in high school - some of you may remember that I was at Kent State that horrible day when the student’s were killed and helped organize the classroom walkout and lowering of the flag to half mast that Monday following the tragedy. I was at the notorious Mayday demonstration during which we tried to block all the traffic into Washington DC. and 20,000 people were arrested and thrown in the stadium. After Nixon called off the planned bombing of Hanoi and the war ground to a halt, I got involved in the environmental movement - specifically focusing on the no nukes end of things. To be continued ...

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Jul 17, 2019 at 9:39 PM
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Jul 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Hi, Rob. Great to see you on this site. I remember your beautiful voice from as far back as elementary school, so I'm glad to see you describe yourself as a musician. Hope you'll make it to next year's reunion. I'd love to catch u p.

Jul 15, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Welcome to the group!

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Jul 14, 2019 at 10:45 PM

Hi Vivi - I was in the A-Cappella choir
as well as the Chanticleers - I would love
to see Uncle Rennie honored.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 10:27 PM

Posted on: Jul 14, 2019 at 8:05 PM

Welcome Robert, this is a fun site and our 50th will be 7/25/20, hope you can make it!!!