A Response and a Call

A Response and a Call

“We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house… and through books, through information, we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.” John Lewis

These moving words of the late Honorable John Lewis, U.S. Representative, a man who dedicated his life to giving voice through nonviolent means, can move us forward in these difficult times.  Throughout his life and his many years in Congress his enlightened vision was a true inspiration of courage and persistence in the face of all obstacles. His steadfast belief in equality and the rights of Black people was unflinching.

On September 24, you can hear Rep. Lewis speak again, as JDPP presents the second in our ongoing ‘Response & Call’ series of #BlackLivesMatter online programs in support of racial justice. Members of the JDPP Ensemble and guest artists will Members of the JDPP Ensemble and guest artists will perform dance, song, and spoken word, giving voice to the memory of John Lewis, the struggle for equal rights, and the end of systemic racism.

This event is free and will stream live on JDPP’s Facebook and YouTube pages from 6-7 p.m.

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Suffragettes in Corselettes: The Evolution of Underwear and the 19th Amendment

For centuries, women have squeezed, twisted, and squished themselves to conform to desired shapes set by social standards. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters.

Herstory Unsensitized presentations explore the engrossing “taboo” subjects omitted from history. When a zany teacher and grounded green witch join forces, they create Grounded Goodwife. Velya Jancz-Urban’s gregarious personality and Ehris Urban’s serene energy enable this mother/daughter duo to connect with audiences. Their delivery is funny and frank. Laugh, grimace, and honor our foremothers’ journeys.

The Museum will stream this program live via Zoom for participants. Supported in part by CT Humanities.

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The Member/Guest Art Show

Gallery on the Green presents the Member/Guest Show and solo exhibits by Janine Kearns and Mark Rich. Exhibits run from March 20th through April 19th and the galleries are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Gallery admission is free.

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The Member/Guest Art Show

Gallery on the Green presents the Member/Guest Show and solo exhibits by Janine Kearns and Mark Rich. Exhibits run from March 20th through April 19th and the galleries are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Gallery admission is free.

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Ameen Mokdad Performing “Fear” on Virtual Cross-Atlantic Quarantine Sessions

Ameen Mokdad composed and played music in hiding during years of ISIS occupation in his hometown of Mosul, Iraq. He is now founder of The Light Orchestra in Mosul, sharing his passion for music with others in his country and abroad. He is composer of The Curve, a new album in collaboration with Cuatro Puntos Ensemble. Broadcast live from Baghdad, Ameen will talk about his life, answers your questions, and play music.
He’ll also unveil a music video, “Fear”, which has been recorded in quarantine from the homes of Ameen Mokdad and Cuatro Puntos Ensemble musicians Aaron Packard, Annie Trépanier, Kevin Bishop, Steve Larson, and Allan Ballinger.
This presentation is hosted by Kevin Bishop and will be available through Zoom and Facebook Live.
Those who registered for the Zoom event are able, if desired, to chat and ask questions directly with Ameen Mokdad.
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The Member/Guest Art Show

Gallery on the Green presents the Member/Guest Show and solo exhibits by Janine Kearns and Mark Rich. Exhibits run from March 20th through April 19th and the galleries are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Gallery admission is free.

Read more

The Member/Guest Art Show

Gallery on the Green presents the Member/Guest Show and solo exhibits by Janine Kearns and Mark Rich. Exhibits run from March 20th through April 19th and the galleries are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Gallery admission is free.

Read more

The Member/Guest Art Show

Gallery on the Green presents the Member/Guest Show and solo exhibits by Janine Kearns and Mark Rich. Exhibits run from March 20th through April 19th and the galleries are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Gallery admission is free.

Read more

The Member/Guest Art Show

Gallery on the Green presents the Member/Guest Show and solo exhibits by Janine Kearns and Mark Rich. Exhibits run from March 20th through April 19th and the galleries are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Gallery admission is free.

Read more

The Member/Guest Art Show

Gallery on the Green presents the Member/Guest Show and solo exhibits by Janine Kearns and Mark Rich. Exhibits run from March 20th through April 19th and the galleries are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. The gallery is located near the intersection of Dowd Avenue and Route 44 at 5 Canton Green Road in Canton. Gallery admission is free.

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