Talkin' About A Revolution: Women's Voices Lifted in Protest


Thu Feb 09 2023 at 12:10 pm to 02:00 pm


Cal Poly (Building 38, Room 131) | San Luis Obispo, CA

Presenters: Dr Amanda Frye (she/her/hers)
Dr Thanayi Jackson (she/her/hers)
About this Event

An old adage says “when a black woman speaks in public, it’s a political act”. This idea captures the power of silenced voices ringing out and taking space in political discourse. Making ourselves heard. Music is a particularly loud way for women to assert their voices in social space. And so, women’s music has been the backbeat of the history of activism around the world. Where is the music in today’s social protests? How does the music of protest - particularly women’s voices lifted in protest - connect us to today’s demonstrations for justice? Where are women taking up space through music? What is the power of women’s voices lifted in song? Join us for a sonic exploration of women’s voices lifted in protest, from Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Freedom Singers of the Black Civil Rights Movement, to Rhiannon Giddens, the Resistance Revival Chorus, and protests in Chile, Mexico, Iran, and China. We’ll play some music, talk about music, and maybe make some of our own!


Where is it happening?

Cal Poly (Building 38, Room 131), 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, United States

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Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts

Host or Publisher Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts

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