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Salon: Revolutionary Women

Women’s Studies Speaker Series at Howard Community College

Salon: Revolutionary Women
Friday, March 16, 2018
Monteabaro Recital Hall

In our annual Women's Studies Salon, a diverse group of women from the historical past will come alive through the rediscovery and embodied expression of their own words and their own deeds.  This interdisciplinary exploration of the Horowitz Center’s theme will be celebrated by faculty, staff, and students of Howard Community College. 

The women to be represented and embodied include:
Nanny of the Maroons, Jamaican leader of a successful 18th century slave rebellion and, later,  recipient of her country's highest civilian honor.
[Barbara Peart, a Jamaican elder]
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, who put Ellicott’s Mills on the national map in the mid-19th century when she headed the Patapsco Female Institute.
[Women's Studies Director, Helen Buss Mitchell]
Susan B. Anthony, who with her partner in revolution, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, finally won for women the right to vote.
[Arts and Humanities Dean, Valerie Lash]
Jeanne Manford, who began by supporting her gay son and went on to found PFLAG -- parents and friends of lesbians and gays. 
[Colette Roberts who started our local PFLAG]
H.D., a remarkable and revolutionary poet.
[Humanities Chair, Tara Hart will be reading some of her poetry]
Isadora Duncan and Pearly Primus, two revolutionary dance choreographers.
[includes a short dance performance by Desiree Koontz-Nackrieb, Adjunct dance instructor]
Amy Cheney Beach, a woman composer, some of whose works will be performed by Lorianna Marcovic [lyric soprano who is a music adjunct] and Music Chair, Hsien-Ann Meng [piano].

Dr. Helen Buss Mitchell

Dr. Helen Buss Mitchell
Professor, Philosophy; Director, Women’s Studies; Coordinator; Philosophy & Religious Studies


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