Friday, February 14, 2020

This Sunday We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History

Information courtesy of Thea Iberall.

Sojourner Truth (images on top) was an abolitionist and women's rights activist. Born into slavery, she did not live to see her efforts pay off in the passage of the 19th Amendment for women's suffrage. Truth is a key character in We Did It For You! Bottom left is Lashawna Hammond who played Truth in our California productions. Bottom right is Adrienne Williams who is currently playing Truth in our next performance.

We Did It For You! Women's Journey
Through History


Sunday, February 16

1:00 pm
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center

Foxboro, MA 02035
(508) 543-ARTS
Doors open at noon for viewing of Frances Perkins Exhibit

Q&A to follow
Advance tickets $18.50
$20 at door

Group discounts available

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“Catchy musical numbers, a dash of comic relief, and a
huge history lesson on feminism.” –Hometown Weekly

“So outstanding, I got goose bumps and cried. Much better than just reading about the women in a book.” - Lilly Ledbetter, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
“Amazing show—stories that we NEED to hear, now more than ever!”

About Adrienne Williams
Adrienne is a retired principal who was looking for a social justice activity to do in her retirement and she joined We Did It For You! She is a founding member of women's a Capella singing group UMOJA which was formed by people from the New Bedford Women's Center. Annual performances by UMOJA include International Women's Day, AIDS Awareness Day, MLK birthday and Black History Month programs. Adrienne provided backup singing and drumming for Esaye Barnwell at Bill Sinkford’s final GA of his UUA presidency. She has acted in various shows, readings, recitations, church services, colleges, folk festivals, and coffee houses including Tryworks Coffeehouse. She has been a teacher, private school principal, and national consultant.

Before the show, come see the lobby exhibit about Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet and longest serving Secretary of Labor (12 years). Frances Perkins was the driving force behind many of the groundbreaking New Deal programs that are still the foundation of the American social safety net — Social Security, unemployment insurance, the 40-hour work week, and the minimum wage. Thank you to League of Women Voters of Needham  and the Frances Perkins Center.

We Did It For You!
Empowerment Workshop

Saturday, February 29, 2-5pm,
Needham History Center and Museum

Registration is required: Register here
Free and open to the first 20 registrants.

We’ve been living in a social and political system that rarely treats women equal to men. And yet, women have stood up for the moral issues of the day through the centuries: independence, civil rights and equal rights. What are the moral issues facing us today that are on par with these? If Sojourner Truth was alive today, what would she be fighting for?
Using the strength of the characters in We Did It For You!, participants will address the personal resistance they encounter as they work for social justice. For a better democracy, it’s in everyone’s interest that women are part of the leadership and backbone of the future—to be true to the sacred trust we have been given by our foremothers.
Questions: email

We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History is a powerful musical that tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. Covering over 400 years, it shares anecdotes from the lives of women stepping up on the road towards equality in America.
Tell your friends and family. Use hashtag #wediditforyou!

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