Tuesday, March 09, 2021

March 29: #ChooseToChallenge

 Information courtesy of Thea Iberall.

Celebrate Women's History Month. Livestreaming during the pandemic inspiring women and girls to carry on the work of our foremothers.
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International Women's Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women, bringing attention to gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence against women. This year's theme is #ChooseToChallenge  #IWD2021. Last year, on this day, we performed our last live staged performance (cast pictured doing the equal sign gesture from last year's IWD). Superimposed on the left is Eleanor Roosevelt (Ancelin Wolfe)  showing the raised hand gesture for this year's IWD. 
Sponsored by the
Framingham Public Library

March 29 7:00-8:30 PM (EDT)
Virtual Live Performance

We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History is the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. A dedicated troupe of volunteer women (from cities and towns around the nation) who care about women's rights and active participation in our democracy are determined to entertain and educate you with this incredible experience. This is a virtual performance, free thanks to our generous sponsor and to a grant from the Framingham Local Cultural Council. Please support the Framingham Public Library by coming to see our show. Dedicated to former Framingham resident Libby Franck (see video tribute below)
An entertaining and quick tour of women's journey through history, starting with the struggle women had in the 17th century Puritan Revolution through to our 21st century empowered women politicians. Hear great speeches and listen to first hand stories of why women persevered against so many obstacles so that we can have our rights. 

After you reserve your ticket, you will get a link and  also a
reminder notice for the livestreamed performance.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Tribute to former cast member Libby Franck, long time resident of Framingham. We will miss Libby's passion for storytelling and her enormous contribution to our show.
“You were all wonderfullllllll!  Thank you.” 

“Congratulations to everyone! Great job! 

“I have never had greater respect for what it takes to shift to livestream platform and learn technology with all the gusto and persistence of our ability.” 

“Great show!  So proud of what all these women did! Thank you all for offering!”  

“Voting is a privilege and it’s important that our young people cherish their rights.” 

“It was inspiring to hear that 102 years ago, women continued to work for the vote, even amidst an epidemic."

“The show was a masterpiece of creative, electronic showmanship. I know how quickly you invented, manipulated, and stretched new technology to deliver to a stay-at-home audience a socially conscious, entertaining program.” 

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