David Rovics is a folksinger and activist who will share his songs at the MARC, Tuesday, Feb. 12. [Photo by Andre’ Lyager/ Courtesy David Rovics]

David Rovics will share music and political activism at a special benefit concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center.

Rovics is an internationally renowned, political folksinger who is often heard on both Moab Public Radio station KZMU and Amy Goodman’s radio program Democracy NOW!

Goodman calls him “the musical version of Democracy NOW!”

His songs of social significance touch on the political, social, and environmental issues of the planet.

Utah Phillips, a long-time labor organizer and folksinger described Rovics as “a fine songwriter and a good activist.”

Local conservation groups will also be presenting information on recently approved Grand County tar sands and oil shale mining, as well as the Green River nuclear plant proposal.

“The event will also be a great opportunity for raising awareness about our present and pending local issues surrounding oil and gas leasing, tar sands and oil shale development, and the proposed Green River nuke plant,” said Ashley Anderson of Before It Starts, a project of the conservation group Living Rivers based in Moab. “It will address universal challenges like climate change, corporate hegemony, war and peace, civil oppression, poverty, public health, direct action, civil disobedience, and more.”

Any local organization that wishes to have a presence at the event, or would like to make a contribution can contact Anderson or KZMU’s Bob Lippman.