Stanley Bronstein Interviews Nancy Schimmel


Nancy’s been writing songs since 1975, and singing at rallies, marches and picket lines with the Freedom Song Network since it started in 1982. She sang with the Threshold Choir for the first five years of its existence. Now she sings with the Organic Women’s Chorus. She writes children’s songs as well as political and personal songs. She’s a member of the Children’s Music Network.

She volunteers at Washington Elementary School in Berkeley, singing and telling stories. She also tries out new songs fairly often at the monthly open mike at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarians and Universalists. Nancy has a masters degree in library science from the UC Berkeley and has taught storytelling in the library schools there, at UCLA and at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She worked as a children’s librarian for nine years, 1965-1974.

Nancy also got involved in the Occupy Movement back in 2011 and helped start an organization known as Occupela.


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