You can be part of a video tribute to historian, political activist and author Howard Zinn who recently passed away at age 87. Zinn is most famous for his status quo-challenging opus A People’s History of the United States, which tells the story of this country not from the perspective of great men in high places but from the point of view of women, factory workers, people of color, immigrants, the poor, the disenfranchised.

My publisher, Beacon Press, invites YOU to participate. It’s pretty simple. You make a video of yourself reading a short section (pre-selected by Beacon so you don’t even have to hunt around for the best excerpt to read!) from Zinn’s You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train.

AND, if a portion of your video is selected, Beacon will send you a copy of either Can’t Be Neutral or a new compilation of his plays, Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn.

Knowing what a high quality organization Beacon is, I look forward to seeing the finished product — hopefully with some of my friends in it!

The deadline for submissions is March 5, so get busy! All the details are right here.