'Women Aloud' to celebrate growth of feminism in dance, song, readings

The SUNY Oswego women’s studies department’s 23rd annual “Women Aloud” performances on Thursday, March 8, will highlight 150 years of growth and change in feminism on the theme “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future.”

The potpourri of dance, readings, poetry and song for the benefit of the Women’s Studies Scholarship will begin with a reception and light fare at 5 p.m. and follow with the presentations at 5:30 p.m. in Hewitt Union ballroom.

Women Aloud performers and organizersThis year’s “Women Aloud” will coincide with International Women’s Day, said co-organizer Lisa Glidden of the political science department. “We want to create a bridge from past feminists,” she said.

Readings will feature works of 19th century suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage, author and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh and the feminist/gay rights group the Radicalesbians. Students will contribute a special dance to the evening’s entertaining.

Jane Winslow of communication studies and Jonel Langenfeld-Rial of theatre will serve as co-emcees. Performers will include faculty members Laura Brown of human development, Anne Fairbrother of curriculum and instruction, Lyn Blanchfield of history and Ana Djukic-Cocks of modern languages and literatures. Student cast members are Andrea Dougan, Melissa Lampman, Ineisha Williford and Elsaa Batista.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5 ($2 for SUNY Oswego students). Those attending also may contribute additional donations to the Women’s Studies Scholarship fund. Parking is free in campus lots for those attending this event.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Celebrating feminism—Participants in the SUNY Oswego women’s studies department’s 23rd annual “Women Aloud” performances Thursday, March 8, in Hewitt Union ballroom will include, from left, Anne Fairbrother of curriculum and instruction, women’s studies and English major Julie Schofield, Ana Djukic-Cocks (seated) of modern languages and literatures, history graduate student Andrea Dougan and Jonel Langenfeld-Rial of theatre.

(Posted: Feb 24, 2012)

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