2009-03-12 / News

Women in political life topic of performance

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Pearls, Politics & Power: The Challenges Women Face in Public Life," at the Jamestown library on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the meeting hall.

Living Literature, with an education grant from the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, created this 50-minute program in their unique readers' theatre style to celebrate Women's History Month, March 2009.

This year, using Madeleine M. Kunin's book "Pearls, Politics & Power: How Women Can Win and Lead" as a basis for their performance, "Living Literature" explores the barriers women and girls face in this American culture when thinking of themselves as future politicians and possibly, future American presidents. Kunin not only explores her own personal journey into politics, but shares the voices and stories of other female politicians, such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Shirley Chisholm, Congresswoman Bella Abzug and Sen. Diane Feinstein.

Joining Artistic Director Barry Press are Living Literature members Tanya Anderson and Kelly Nichols. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

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