UNC Greensboro: ‘She Can, We Can: Past the Ladies’s Suffrage Centennial’ Occasions
A series of dynamic and diverse performances, discussions and workshops reflect the questions: What political advances and compromises have led to the adoption of the 19th amendment and how have these questions of justice shaped our time?
“The subject is more or less an honest look at the successes and failures of the past and how they affect our culture today. Although there are collaborative events across campus, what makes me special is the individual conversations they generate and the resulting commitment to future justice and equality, “said music professor Steve Haines, who served as a Provost Faculty Fellow as curator of the series Has.
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She Can, We Can events will be held year-round, but below are some highlights for the fall semester. Many events are free and public, unless otherwise stated. Note: As we are in the middle of a pandemic, please visit this website regularly for updated event information.
Women in 21st Century Science
September 10, 10 a.m., EUC Auditorium
Hear from women from various disciplines and career levels who have succeeded in science despite societal and practical challenges. They discuss which solutions can be implemented to better meet the needs of women, to find their way around the academy and to be successful.
She can, we can: be entrepreneurs everywhere
September 14, 8 a.m., Elliott University Center Auditorium & Claxton Room
She Can, We Can: Be an Entrepreneur Everywhere is a free symposium that focuses on the idea that more people will be successful when they have business skills, knowledge, resources, and connections. The symposium offers tips to successful entrepreneurs, opportunities to learn about what makes successful entrepreneurs worldwide, development opportunities between students, aspiring entrepreneurs, professional entrepreneurs, business people and community organizations. More information can be found here.
24.09., 8:00 p.m., UNCG Auditorium
Atwood, whose works have been published in more than 45 countries, is the author of more than 50 books of fiction, poetry, critical essays and graphic novels, including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which was adapted for an award-winning television series. The long-awaited sequel, The Testaments, is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. The first half of this event will feature collaborative art by UNCG faculties and students, and the second half will be a conversation with Atwood. This is a ticketed event.
Sitkovetsky and Friends presents: Olga Kern, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Marjorie Bagley, Emi Hildebrand, Scott Rawls, Eric Koontz, Alexandra Johnson, Debra Pivetta
September 26, 4 p.m., UNCG School of Music, Tew Recital Hall
After her first Greensboro event, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven favorites, in the Tanger Center, international star pianist and gold medalist of the Cliburn competition Olga Kern will be accompanied by violinists Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Marjorie Bagley and Emi Hildebrand; Violists Scott Rawls, Eric Koontz; Cellist Jennifer Alexandra Johnston; and flautist Debra Reuter-Pivetta. The ensemble presents Beethoven’s Serenade op.25 for flute, violin and viola, Debussy’s “String Quartet op.10” and Beethoven’s Sonata op.24 in F major “Spring”.
Spokes & Votes: Treading the road to democracy for all
October 2, 9 a.m., Greensboro History Museum
Celebrate how cycling is changing communities by spending a day celebrating the revolutionary impact of cycling on the women’s movement of the early 20th century. A shared bike tour of Greensboro’s three historic women’s colleges is followed by a full-day celebration of this heritage with a costume contest, bike rodeo, history exhibit, and more! There is something for everyone: make your own voting sash, register to vote, get to know the past and go on a family-friendly bike ride.
October 29, 8 p.m., Tew Recital Hall
Singer and storyteller Shana Tucker unites jazz, roots folk, acoustic pop and R&B. Their unique genre “ChamberSoul” offers a rich network of music and narration. A trained classical musician, Tucker worked with Cirque du Soleil and received scholarships from the United Arts Council and Nevada Arts Council and was a panelist for the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. This is a ticketed event.
Embrace the rise of the unconventional woman
November 5th, 3 p.m., still open
“Embracing the Rise of the Unconventional Woman: On Otherhood, Hookups and Partner Cohabitation, Athleticism, and Careers in Skilled Trades” will be an interdisciplinary speaker and discussion forum that examines traditionally non-normative life decisions and the meaning and effects of such decisions on life the women. Dr. Janet Boseovski (UNCG Psychology) moderated panel brings together speakers who discuss childless living (Dr. Amy Blackstone, University of Maine), living together and socializing (Dr. Arielle Kuperberg, UNCG Sociology), fire fighting and powerlifting (Hannah Johnson, Greensboro) and Careers in crafts (Pam Frye, Frye Build and Design, Greensboro). Visit the UNCG’s Department of Psychology for more event information.
The North Carolina Theater for Young People Production: Flora & Ulysses by John Glore
Friday November 12th – Sunday November 21st, UNCG Taylor Theater
Can a little squirrel change the human heart? After being vacuumed up, a (now hairless) squirrel is rescued by Flora Belle Buckman, a 10-year-old self-proclaimed cynic. She names him Ulysses and discovers that he has been reborn as a superhero. Since 1962, the UNCG’s North Carolina Theater for Young People in Greensboro, Guilford County, state and region has performed live theater for more than two million children. The Taylor Theater at 406 Tate Street was designed for a young audience and offers an intimate view of the stage from each of the 475 seats. This is a ticketed event.
North Carolina Jazz Girls Day
November 13th, 12 noon, UNCG Recital Hall, Music Building
Open to middle and high school girls interested in playing jazz or singing, this day includes rehearsals, workshops, lectures, and mentoring, culminating in an evening mentor concert. Please register at jazz.uncg.edu.
Many other events are planned for “She Can, We Can” in the spring, including a visit by former US poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway, actress Geena Davis, “Deaf Women Can: Then and Now”, an event that highlights the diverse achievements by Deaf. presents women throughout history to this day and beyond. The full schedule can be found on the She Can, We Can website.
Compiled by Dana Broadus and Susan Kirby-Smith, with a copy from the “She Can, We Can” website.
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