Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, to perform at DeChristopher benefit tonight
Published: May 14, 2012 10:20AM
Updated: May 14, 2012 10:20AM


Peter Yarrow, of the famed folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, is no stranger to activism, and resists hyperbole. So when he called Tim DeChristopher “like the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement” in a Tribune interview, you might be inclined to listen, regardless of your personal beliefs about Salt Lake activist DeChristopher, who is in prison for disrupting an auction of 14 parcels of land in the state’s redrock country. Yarrow, 73, is making a special trip to Utah to volunteer his talent for a benefit for Peaceful Uprising, a group DeChristopher co-founded. Yarrow attended DeChristopher’s trial and sentencing, and said he was “knocked out by [DeChristopher’s] gestures. It was an extraordinary act of civil disobedience.” Yarrow said when he thinks of his own 5-year-old granddaughter, he asks himself: “What shall she inherit?”

When • Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Where • The State Room. 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Tickets • $60 at http://bit.ly/JakxKt; $100 for ticket and signed book Puff the Magic Dragon and CD