Kauai International Women's Day

SOURCE: Mary Stone (maliastone@earthlink.net) SUBHEAD: Women Speaking Truth to Power, Saturday, March 20th at the Lihue Neighborhood Center, 3 to 5 pm.

Image above: Graphic promoting International Women's Day. From (http://mruxndesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/womens-day-womens-rights-women-r-worlds.html)  

WHAT: In celebration of Internation Women's Day, "Women Speaking Truth to Power" will present historical dramatizations of women past and present who have demonstrated their ability to stand up for themselves and others. The idea is to use dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, testimonies and speeches of everyday women, speaking for about five minutes. These will be voiced by women from our community. This event was inspired by Howard Zinn's film "The People Speak", which gave voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice. An historian dedicated to social justice, the late Zinn said, "Democracy is not a spectator sport."  

PROGRAM: • Eve Solomon presenting Eleanor Roosevelt • Carol Bain presenting Susan B. Anthony • Schar Freeman presenting Strong Native American Woman • Kimi Sadoyama presenting Queen Lili'uokalani • Linda Harmon presenting The Great Silent Grandmothers Gathering • Blu Dux presenting Letter to the Editor, 2002, re: pending war in Iraq • Kaulana Ponohu presenting Princess Ka'iolani • JoAnn Lordhal presenting Poetry by JoAnn • Mistress of Ceremonies: Faith Harding • Welcoming Song: Millicent Cummings • Potluck to follow presentations--Bring food to share!  

WHERE: Lihue Neighborhood Center

WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 3 to 5 pm  

WHO: Event coordinated in association with Kauai Alliance for Peac and Social Justice, Kauai Peace Ohana, and Kauai Worldwide Communications. Call Mary Stone at 332-7447 for more information.


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