This recording is of a rally that took place on February 26, 1987, organized by the group Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry (BASJ), to support efforts to gain the release of the Jewish mathematician Naum Meiman and other “refuseniks” (Jews who had applied for and been denied permission to emigrate) in the Soviet Union. Among the speakers were representatives of several Colorado senators and congressmen, state and local politicians, and Olga Plam, the daughter of Naum Meiman, all of whom speak of the plight of the refuseniks. A resolution of the Boulder City Council in support of the release of Professor Meiman is read by the mayor. The names of the refuseniks in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, are read by various notable Boulder people. The rally concludes with the singing of “We Shall Overcome”, and lively klezmer music.
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