Join MC5 Guitarist Wayne Kramer at AAN Convention

Wayne Kramer, noted guitarist, songwriter and film and television composer will speak about the city of Detroit, music and community activism at the AAN Convention in Detroit.

Kramer, considered a pioneer of both punk rock and heavy metal, has also involved himself in social movements for many years.

While a guitarist for MC5, Kramer formed the White Panther Party, advocating for racial and economic equality during the Vietnam War. Kramer’s efforts made him a target for the FBI’s COINTELPRO program.

He also worked with fellow guitarist Tom Morello for the Axis of Justice music and activism tours and appeared at an anti-war protest concert during the 2008 Democratic National Convention with Rage Against the Machine.

Recently, he and songwriter Billy Bragg created the non-profit organization Jail Guitar Doors USA, with the goal of helping rehabilitate prison inmates by teaching them non-violent communication skills.

You can join Kramer for a fireside chat on Friday, June 8 at 3:15 p.m. by registering for the Convention today.