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Voices of Feminism 2011

Afternoon Conference Performance

Texas Tech University Women's & Gender Studies is proud to celebrate young women in the Lubbock community. This year's performance is organized by Women's Studies Affiliated Faculty Sara Peso White PhD (ABD) celebrating women in history by reflecting on writings by women that speak to issues of concern for all.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

February 4, Friday | TTU Student Union Bldg. (Matador Room) | 5:00 p.m.

Voices of feminism celebrates the voices of women in our community through the voices and poems of various women throughout our histories.

  • “I am a Woman” Written by Melin W (unknown)
  • “Disappearing Acts” by Kizzy age 16 from Girls Speak Out (Johnston; 2005)
  • “Girlfriends” by Andrea R. Canaan Making Face, Making Soul: Haciendo Caras (1990)
  • ”Everywoman is an Island” Menka Shivdasani
  • “Perhaps The World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo from How We Became Human (2002)
  • “Ain't I a Woman?” By Sojourner Truth (1851) Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives (Kirk & Okazawa-Rey, 2010)
  • Excerpt from Little Jordan by Marly Youmans (1999)
  • “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou (1978) from Still I Rise (2001).

voices of feminism opening performance

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For visitors without a TTU parking sticker on their vehicle, the "Band" parking lot at the South side of the Music Bldg./Student Union Bldg. is recommended. This lot is a park and pay system.

Enter off of University and Broadway for directions from the traffic kiosk to this area.

Visitors unable to find parking in this area will be directed to the closest available parking upon inquiry at the traffic kiosk.